Boonton Elks 1405 supplies Pet Oxygen Masks

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Boonton Fire Department Chief Ed Robillard, ER Todd and Boonton Fire Department Battalion Chief Eric Joinson

BOONTON — Boonton Elks Lodge #1405 used grants to supply the Boonton Police Department, Boonton Fire Department, and Boonton Kiwanis Ambulance Squad with pet oxygen masks. ER Todd presenting masks to the Boonton Fire Department.

The Boonton Elks Lodge donated a total of 40 masks. Twenty masks were donation to the fire department; ten to Boonton Police Department and ten to Boonton Kiwanis Ambulance Squad.

The Wag’N O2 Fur Life® Kit includes:
  • 3 Oxygen Masks – One small, one medium and one large
  • 3 Oxygen Air Tubes -1 for each mask, 22 mm diameter
  • 1 Wag’N O2 Fur Life Carry Bag for easy storage & mobility
  • 1 Laminated Instruction Sheet which includes ABCs of CPR For Cats and Dogs
  • 1 Kennel Lead for animal restraint and control
  • 2 Animal Incident Report (AIR) Forms for First Responders – carbonless 3-part form
  • 2 “Pet Oxygen Masks On Board” Decals (to display on vehicle or at station) included inside each kit
  • 1 “Wag’N Instructional DVD Pets Need Oxygen Too” per kit

In the United States alone, as of 2013, there are 29,727 fire departments and fire protection districts spread out in over 58,750 stations.

• There are 78,258 credentialed EMS vehicles in the U.S. Source: 2011 survey conducted by the National Association of State EMS Officials.

• As reported by the National Fire Protection Association, there were 1,342,000 fires per year in 2016 reported in the United States, 3,390 civilian deaths, 14,650 civilian injuries, and $10.6 billion in property damage. Of those, 475,500 were structure fires, causing 2,950 civilian deaths, 12,775 civilian injuries, and $7.9 billion in property damage.

In 2016, one civilian fire injury was reported every 34 minutes. One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 35 minutes. Published US and Canadian Government Statistics.

• 68% of U.S. households own at least one pet. That equates to 84.6 million pets (minimum) that deserve lifesaving in the event of a home fire or catastrophe.

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Frank Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019 both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, Vice Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board and Co-Host of Focus on Business, Cable TV Business Show.

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