Special oxygen masks designed for pets donated to fire service

Specially designed oxygen masks have been donated to the fire service to help save animals from blazes.

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 2:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 4:59 pm
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue have been donated oxygen masks for animals when they carry out animla rescues. Pictured at Chesterfield Community Fire Station with the new masks are Greg Fletcher, Ed Lowe, Bob Curry, Mick Clark, Jaimie Hammond and Dexter. Photo: Chris Etchells

Not-for-profit organisation Smokey Paws, handed over the two sets of life-saving equipment to Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS).

The masks, which are suitable for all types of animals from dogs to hamsters, are in use at the Chesterfield and Staveley fire stations and will be carried on the fire engines.

DFRS group manager, Bob Curry, said: “We are very, very grateful to the charity.”

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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue have been donated oxygen masks for animals when they carry out animla rescues. Pictured at Chesterfield Community Fire Station with the new masks are Greg Fletcher, Ed Lowe, Bob Curry, Mick Clark, Jaimie Hammond and Dexter. Photo: Chris Etchells

Visit: smokeypaws.co.uk

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue have been donated oxygen masks for animals when they carry out animla rescues. Pictured at Chesterfield Community Fire Station with the new masks are Greg Fletcher, Ed Lowe, Bob Curry, Mick Clark, Jaimie Hammond and Dexter. Photo: Chris Etchells