On Saturday, June 26th, Veterinarian Krissy Bussmann and her staff from Mt. Tabor Veterinary Care joined firefighters at Station 9 to make a very special donation. You see, over the past several months, the clinic has been offering spaying and neutering services for pets for a donation. The money that was donated by their customers was used to purchase two pet oxygen mask kits and in turn donated to Portland Fire & Rescue. Dr. Bussmann demonstrated for Captain Charles and Firefighters Stephenie, Jason, and Gabriel how to use the pet oxygen kits on Chutney, an adorably and friendly black lab mix. Chutney took it all in stride and was the perfect model.
These pet resuscitation kits will be put to use immediately. At Portland Fire & Rescue, all our Battalion Chiefs carry them on their vehicles, so when they respond to a fire, the kits can be easily accessed and used by firefighters at the scene. In both May and June, PF&R firefighters used pet resuscitation kits at house fires to successfully revive two dogs that were impacted by smoke inhalation.
Portland Fire & Rescue wishes to thank Dr. Krissy Bussmann and the staff at Mt. Tabor Veterinary Care for their generous donation which will save the lives of pets in the future.
Click here to check out the rest of the pictures of the pet oxygen mask donation on PF&R's Facebook page!
Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
June 30, 2010