First responders from area fire departments are receiving a total of 19 animal rescue oxygen mask kits through a donation from Invisible Fence Brand. They will be equipped with masks after a training session and demonstrations set to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stow Fire Department, 3800 Darrow Road.
Dr. Dana Jacobson from Stow Kent Animal Hospital will conduct pet safety training and local fire department personnel will demonstrate how the masks are used. Refreshments will be provided by the City of Stow and Mayor Sara Drew.
Among those receiving the oxygen masks are departments from Ravenna, Streetsboro, Twinsburg, Munroe Falls, Stow, Atwater, Edinburg, Mantua-Shalersville, Kent and Tallmadge.
The donation is part of a national effort called Project Breathe to equip fire stations across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.invisiblefence.com/O2.