Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue crews now equipped with pet oxygen masks

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue crews can now save your pet’s life in the event of an emergency thanks to a donation from the Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

The clinic donated 15 pet oxygen mask kits to the department.

The donated kits contain three different sized masks to fit over any dog or cat’s face which can deliver life-saving oxygen to save an animal if it has inhaled smoke.

“Something like this is priceless when it comes to being able help out to make sure [fire victims] get that family member back,” fireman Sean Grandowicz said. “It’s going to be a great asset for us.”

The U.S. Fire Administration estimates as many as 150,000 pets die in fires each year.

Veterinary technicians spent Friday afternoon showing firefighters how to use the oxygen masks.