The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) recently received a donation of 41 pet oxygen mask kits from the Reno Hospital for Cats to be utilized in rescue operations at the District’s career and volunteer fire stations.
Each kit comes with small, medium and large masks. Each mask comes with air tubing that can be hooked up to oxygen bottles inside the fire equipment. The kits are packed in a red, canvas bag with full instructions. The masks are used on pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous, toxic fumes.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.