Brevard County Fire Rescue to Receive 174 Pet Oxygen Masks Through ‘Project Breathe’

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donation from Invisible Fence and BCFR's partners

Brevard County Fire Rescue has announced the donation of 174 Pet Masks to be used by the rescue crews to treat furry family members suffering from smoke inhalation during a fire event.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue has announced the donation of 174 Pet Masks to be used by the rescue crews to treat furry family members suffering from smoke inhalation during a fire event.

The generous donation from Invisible Fence and BCFR’s partners from local veterinary hospitals and their doctors will be made at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 4 at the BCFR administration offices, located at 1040 S. Florida Avenue in Rockledge.

Each year, it’s estimated more than 40,000 pets die in fires, mainly due to smoke inhalation.

The reality is, in most cases first responders lack the equipment to resuscitate and save these animals.

“Programs like ‘Project Breathe’ are addressing the issue, by providing us this generous donation our agency will be better equipped to help and treat your furry family members if the need ever arises,” said Brevard County Fire Rescue Chief Mark Schollmeyer.

“This donation will allow for all BCFR units to be equipped with a Pet Mask kit, each containing three sizes, and ultimately aid and enhance BCFR’s response to all victims on the scene of fire incidents.”

Brevard County Fire Rescue Chief Mark Schollmeyer, left, with his daughter Aubrey and wife Jessica during the first annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Gala at the King Center on September 24, 2016. 
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