Project Breathe

The Invisible Fence Brand has been committed to saving the lives of pets since their first pet fence built in 1973. Their innovations not only help keep pets happy and safe in their yards but also safe from other hazards like house fires. Although the U.S. Fire Administration doesn’t keep an official statistic, industry sources estimate 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires. Most succumb to smoke inhalation. In most states, emergency responders lack the equipment to resuscitate and save pets.

That’s why Invisible Fence created Project Breathe a pet oxygen mask donation program designed to provide oxygen mask kits to fire departments and other first responders. Each kit includes a small, medium, and large mask; fire departments are eligible to receive one kit per station.

So far, the program has saved at least 201 pets from fire and smoke inhalation from the 25,170 masks that have been donated.

Each Roane County Fire Department is scheduled to receive a kit on May 14, 2019. at the beginning of the Fire Board Meeting at 6:15 p.m. The fire station will also be hosting a demonstration in the Qualls Commission room located on the 2nd floor of the Roane County Courthouse to show the community members and media how the kits work. We look forward to sharing our success stories and experiences with Project Breathe in the future!

You can find out more about the Project Breathe at
https://www.invisiblefence.com/why-invisible-fence/project-breathe

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