Macon First Responders Get Animal Oxygen Masks

6:35 PM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
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The Macon Bibb Fire Department and Police Department recieved a life-saving donation.

Animal oxygen masks were donated to the two departments by Macon Attorney Teresa Saggese Mills.

The set of masks includes three different sizes; small, medium and large; in order to accomodate dogs, cats and other various pets.

Each set was $95, and a total of nine were donated. 5 sets went to the fire department and 4 went to the police department.

The masks will be placed in the five firefighter rescue vehicles and four police precincts.

Assistant Fire Chief Shane Edwards says each firefighter will have training to learn how to properly use the masks. He also plans to have them available as soon as possible.

"It stemmed from observing when I was practicing law in Atlanta news stories about aprtment fires and most of the people being at work. No live were lost but the pets were lost and thats something that has resonated with me," said Teresa Sagesse Mills.

"Just saving a pet makes a world of difference in a family, and if you can do that then you just have one more plus for your department," said Assistant Fire Chief Shane  Edwards.

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