Clovis Fire Department gets pet saving equipment

August 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Clovis Fire Department has a new tool that could one day save a pets life in the middle of a fire.

All of the city's emergency responder units have just been outfitted with specifically designed oxygen masks for animals. Fire officials say they frequently come across animals in distress during fires.

The purchase of the new oxygen masks came from donations collected through the Clovis Firefighters Association.

"I don't know anybody who has a pet and doesn't consider them a part of the family," Clovis Firefighter Andy Isolano said. "It's devastating enough to have a fire and to lose a pay...this can save them its a small price to pay."

The same type of oxygen mask recently helped save the life of boxer named Elmo in Southern California. The masks come in three sizes, designed to help fit the biggest dogs to your smallest pets.

In the video, Action News reporter Jason Oliveira has complete coverage on the story.


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