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Invisible Fence Brand Donate Pet Oxygen Masks to Fire Departments


February 7, 2017

Invisible Fence Brand has declared “Project Breathe Week” across Tennessee February 13-19. Throughout the week, Invisible Fence dealers and distributors will donate almost 200 life-saving pet oxygen masks to fire departments across the state through the Project Breathe Program. These donations will ensure first responders in the company’s home state are equipped with oxygen masks to use with pets during life-threatening hazards like house fires.

“Since Project Breathe began over 10 years ago, we’ve provided over 13,500 pet oxygen masks to fire departments and other first responders around the country, saving more than 10,000 pets from fires and smoke inhalation,” said Ed Hoyt, director of Invisible Fence Brand. “This state-wide donation in Tennessee will help us reach our long-term goal of equipping all fire departments across America with these important tools.”

It is estimated that more than 40,000 pets die each year in fires, most succumbing to smoke inhalation. The reality in most cases is that first responders lack the equipment to resuscitate and save these animals’ lives. As part of “Project Breathe Week,” Invisible Fence is encouraging residents to contact their local fire departments to find out if they have these pet-saving kits and, if not, ask them to put in a request.

“Our passion is keeping dogs and cats safe, but that goes beyond the yards of our customers. By providing these life-saving pet oxygen masks to first responders, we hope to reduce the number of preventable deaths, at a time when pets need help the most,” added Jeff DeRossette, Invisible Fence Brand distributor, IFD, Inc.

Donation ScheduleProject Breathe 2

Monday, February 13:

Invisible Fence of Northeast Tennessee

Fire Departments:

Bloomingdale and Blountville

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location:

Bloomingdale Fire Dept.

3017 N. John B. Dennis Highway

Kingsport, Tennessee 37660

 

Tuesday, February 14:

Invisible Fence of Memphis

Fire Departments:

Covington and Munford

Time(s)/Locations:

10 a.m. – Covington

101 Tennessee Ave.

Covington, Tennessee 38019

 

1 p.m. – Munford

1397 Munford Ave.

Munford, Tennessee 38058

 

Wednesday, February 15

Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee

Fire Department:

Brentwood

Time: 10 a.m.

Location:

Brentwood Fire Station

1300 Sunset Road

Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

 

Invisible Fence of Chattanooga

Fire Department:

Signal Mountain

Time: 11 a.m.

Location:

1111 Ridgeway Ave.

Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377

 

Thursday, February 16

Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee

Fire Department:

Hendersonville

Time: 10 a.m.

Location:

Volunteer Vet Clinic

160 New Shackle Island Road

Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075

 

Invisible Fence of Chattanooga

Fire Department:

Cleveland

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location:

555 S. Ocoee St.

Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

 

Invisible Fence of Tennessee Valley

Fire Department:

Rural/Metro of East Tennessee (Station 10)

Time: 11 a.m.

Location:

9746 Parkside Drive

Knoxville, Tennessee 37922

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