Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tulsa house fire is the largest pet rescue in recent history

Repost of Fox 23 Tulsa, OK. Story Posted: 10:46 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2015 HERE
(O2 Fur Life Comment: Fox23 video on the subject after Chicken ad)


Story By Rick Maranon
Quick Facts:

* More than 20 pets were living in the house
* Eight cats and four dogs are still alive
* Tulsa Fire Department has been giving CPR to pets for more than 10 years
* TFD has three different sizes of oxygen masks for the different types of animal snouts

The Tulsa Fire Department tells FOX23 a house fire Friday, near Highway 169 and East 28th Street, was the largest pet rescue in the department's recent history.

The fire is still under investigation, but fire crews said they brought out more than twenty pets that were living in the home with two people.

"It was daunting because of the amount of resuscitations that were going on," District Chief Glenn Brigan said. "Because as each animal is coming out, we're trying to work on them. I would say we had one if not two companies working just on that."

Brigan said half of the firemen responding to the fire were working on putting out the blaze, and the other half were administering CPR and fresh oxygen to the animals being pulled out of the house.

Brigan said in addition to multiple dogs and cats, firemen also rescued many animals living in glass containers.
"We brought out eleven cats, five dogs, five or six spotted frogs, and a couple of aquariums that had mice or gerbils or something like that," he said.

He told FOX23 that when it came to the dogs and cats, even the ones who were in the house the longest and didn't look like they were going to make it, fire crews still attempted CPR on the animals and assumed none were deceased until they proved they could not be revived.

Brigan said TFD has been carrying oxygen masks and CPR equipment for pets for more than 10 years, and it is now standard training for fire crews to know CPR techniques for humans and pets.

"Humans as well as animals we are looking for when we are searching, and if we find an animal, we are going to bring it out," he said.

He went on to tell FOX23 that humans and pets have equal priority when initial and secondary searches are being made in a burning house or apartment.

The trucks chiefs drive to supervise fire scenes has three pet oxygen masks in them varying in size to deal with small to large snouts.

Brigan said TFD got the equipment because the department realizes how important pets are to their owners. Fire crews are required to attempt CPR on a pet if it is pulled from a burning building and not assume that if a pet is unconscious that it must be dead.

"Some people believe that their pets are their children. So it's important to work them as best as we can," he said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but crews believe it started in the garage and reached very hot temperatures because of household chemical being stored in the garage.

Departments That Received Pet Oxygen Masks in May 2015

We are hereby listing orders placed during the month. We have no control over when the kits are distributed by sponsors and/or implemented by departments.


Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Riverview, NB
Department Name: Riverview Fire and Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Oak Run Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
Location: Oak Run, CA
Department Name: Oak Run Volunteer Fire Co 30
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Lois E. Hagman
Location: Aitkin, MN
Department Name: Aitkin Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Council Bluffs Kennel Club
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Department Name: Council Bluffs Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 7

Sponsor: Pet Alert Emergency Information System
Location: Richmond Hill, GA
Department Name: City of Richmond Hill Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Sponsor: The Lodge at Napa Junction
Location: American Canyon, CA
Department Name: TBD
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Burleson, TX
Department Name: Briaroaks Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Casselman Veterinary Services
Location: Grantsville, MD
Department Name: Grantsville Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Fran's on 59
Location: Foley, AL
Department Name: Foley Fire and Rescue Dept Station 1
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: SPCA Humane Corps
Location: NY
Department Name: TBD in NY
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 38

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Waterloo, NY
Department Name: Seneca County Office of Emergency Services
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 7

Sponsor: Animal Solutions Konnection Foundation
Location: Riverside, CA
Department Name: Riverside County Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 9

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Oxford, MI
Department Name: Oxford Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Crossed Paw Collars
Location: Morganton, NC
Department Name: Morganton Department of Public Safety
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Country K9 Pet Resort & Spa
Location: Clear Brook, VA
Department Name: Clear Brook Vol Fire and Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Mrs. Johnson's 3rd Grade Class, Mill Creek Intermediate School
Locations & Department Names:
Inwood, WV - South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Co
Martinsburg, WV - South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Co Substation
Inwood, WV - Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority (BCEAA) Station 98
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Winifred & Susan Patten in Memory of Willard Patten
Location: Peckville, PA
Department Name: Wilson Fire Co #1 - Station 20
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Department Name: Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Mountain View Veterinary Hospital
Locations & Department Names:
Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service
Langley, BC - Langley City Fire-Rescue Service
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Clackamas, OR
Department Name: Clackamas Fire District
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Hamilton/Niagara Regional Detachment
Location: Stoney Creek, ON
Department Name: Hamilton Fire Station 16
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Graft Wholesale Industries Inc
Location: Rocky Mt, MO
Department Name: Rocky Mount Fire Protection District
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Do It Duo for Pets
Locations & Department Names:
Mansfield, NJ - Franklin Fire Co (3kits)
Trenton, NJ - DeCou Hose Co (3kits)
Bordentown, NJ - Consolidate Fire Assn (3kits)
Bordentown, NJ - Hope Hose Assn (3kits)
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 12

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Departments That Received Pet Oxygen Masks in April 2015

We are hereby listing orders placed during the month. We have no control over when the kits are distributed by sponsors and/or implemented by departments.

Sponsor: In Memory of K9 Deputy Phoenix
Locations & Department Names:
Becker, MN - Becker Fire Dept
Big Lake, MN - Big Lake Fire Dept
Clear Lake, MN - Clear Lake Fire Dept
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Kevin Drake-Gettysburg Publishing LLC
Location: Trumbull, CT
Department Name: Long Hill Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Athens County, OH
Department Name: Disaster Animal Response Team of Athens County
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Centerline Utilities, Inc./The Chesney's
Location: Martin County, FL
Department Name: Martin County Fire Rescue Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 10

Sponsor: Mountain View Veterinary Hospital
Location: Langley, BC
Department Name: Township of Langley Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Westmoreland County Animal Response Team
Locations & Department Names:
Millvale, PA - Millvale PA Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Greensburg, PA - Greensburg PA Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Trafford, PA - Trafford Fire Co 1(3kits)
Upper Burrell PA Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Irwin, PA - Irwin Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Claridge, PA - Claridge Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Irwin, PA - Harrison City Vol Fire Dept (3kits)
Trafford, PA - Level Green Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Irwin, PA - Paintertown Vol Fire Dept (3kits)
Jeanette PA - Grandview Vol Fire Dept (3kits)
To Be Determined (4kits)
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 25

Sponsor: Dr. Brook Hardymon
Locations & Department Names:
Awendaw, SC - Awendaw District Fire Dept
Seabrook Island, SC - St. John’s Fire District
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Chautauqua, NY
Department Name: Chautauqua Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Susan Beebe
Location: North Collins, NY
Department Namee: North Collins Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Emma's Mission
Location: Town Of Tonawanda, NY
Department Name: River Road Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue
Location: Redmond, WA
Department Name: Redmond Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Bel Air, MD
Department Name: Baltimore County Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Borzoi Club of America, Inc
Location: Huron, OH
Department Name: Huron Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Happy Tails Day Care & Pet Resort
Location: Corning, NY
Department Name: East Corning Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Raymond & Lauren Nesby
Location: Monroe, NJ
Department Name: Monroe Township Vol Fire Co 1
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Cortland, OH
Department Name: Fowler Volunteer Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Lowell Woman's Club
Location: Lowell, IN
Department Name: TBD in IN
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Walworth, WI
Department Name: Walworth Rescue Squad
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Lakewood, NY
Department Name: Lakewood Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Vancouver, BC
Department Name: Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Dog Scout Troop 188
Location: Gales Ferry, CT
Department Name: Dog Scout Troop 188
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Sponsor: Josh Lopez
Location: New York, NY
Department Name: Engine Co. 40 & Ladder Co. 35
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Dr. James E. Merkle
Location: Alton, IL
Department Name: Fosterburg Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Diamond View Elementary Critter Club
Location: Greenacres, FL
Department Name: Greenacres Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Hosting
Location: Newark, DE
Department Name: Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Co
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 6

Sponsor: Mike & Anna Tuziw
Location: Spring Creek, NC
Department Name: Spring Creek VFD
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Lindsay Amendola, Isabella Nicosia and Caitlin Webb
Location: Totowa, NJ
Department Name: Totowa Fire Departments
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 8

Sponsor: The Siegel Family
Locations & Department Names:
Roslyn, NY - Roslyn Hook and Ladder
Roslyn, NY - Roslyn Highlands Vol Fire Co
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Peyton LiDestri
Location: Ringwood, NJ
Department Name: Ringwood Fire Departments
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 12

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Niles, IL
Department Name: Niles Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: New Haven, MI
Department Name: New Haven Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Monday, March 2, 2015

Departments That Received Pet Oxygen Masks in March 2015

We are hereby listing orders placed during the month. We have no control over when the kits are distributed by sponsors and/or implemented by departments.

Sponsor: Dawn and Keith Langdon, Joe Gonzalez, Addy, Murphy and the 7 puppies
Location: Oaks Corners, NY
Department Name: Oaks Corner Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Theresa Haneline
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Department Name: Poe Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Westmoreland County Animal Response Team
Locations & Department Names:
Trafford, PA - Trafford Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
West Newton, PA - Turkeytown Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Tarrs, PA - East Huntingdon Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Latrobe, PA - Latrobe Vol Fire Dept (14kits)
Derry, PA - Derry Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Claridge, PA - Claridge Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
New Salem, PA - Footedale Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
North Charleroi, PA - Lock 4 Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Charleroi, PA - Charleroi Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Charleroi, PA - Fallowfield Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Grindstone, PA - Grindstone Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Brownsville, PA - Brownsville Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Stockdale, PA - Stockdale Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Uniontown, PA - Uniontown Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
South Brownsville, PA - South Brownsville Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
3 TBD in PA
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 41

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Clackamas, OR
Department Name: Clackamas Fire District
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Great Falls Veterinary Hospital
Location: Somersworth, NH
Department Name: American Ambulance Service of NH and ME
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Gina Garrett
Location: Port Ludlow, WA
Department Name: Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1 

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Bellevue, NE
Department Name: Plattsmouth Animal Control
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Trotwood, OH
Department Name: Trotwood Fire & Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Revelstoke, BC
Department Name: Revelstoke Fire Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Cleburne, TX
Department Name: Cleburne Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Free Spirit USA
Location: Lewisville, TX
Department Name: Rescue Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Hoover, AL
Department Name: Search and Rescue K-9's of Alabama
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Hood River, OR
Department Name: Hood River Fire/EMS
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: New Market, TN
Department Name: Jefferson City Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Ann Hamilton
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Department Name: Walnut Creek/Pleasant Hill Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Heartland Animal Hospital & Boiling Springs Community
Location: Boiling Springs, SC
Department Name: Boiling Springs Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Island Falls, ME
Department Name: Island Falls Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Pet Adoption and Welfare Society
Location: Burlington, NC
Department Name: City of Burlington Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 12

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Rockwood, PA
Department Name: Somerset CART
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 21

Sponsor: Organization Acquisition
Location: Carlisle, SC
Department Name: Last Chance Animal Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: The Pitts Family
Location: Montross, VA
Department Name: Westmoreland Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Bloomingdale, NJ
Department Name: Tri-Boro First Aid Squad
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Charlene & Kelly (2 Turtle Dove)
Location: Audubon, NJ
Department Name: Audubon Park Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Warrenton Kennel Club
Location: Madison, VA
Department Name: Madison county Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Warrenton Kennel Club
Location: Brandy Station, VA
Department Name: Brandy Station Vol. Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Hueco Village, Hudspeth County,TX
Department Name: Desert Haven Vol Fire Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Front Royal, VA
Department Name: Front Royal Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: The Angelina Foundation for Animal Welfare
Locations & Department Names:
Harrisburg, IL - Harrisburg Fire Dept
Carrier Mills, IL - Carrier Mills IL Vol Fire Dept
Stonefort, IL - Stonefort Vol Fire Dept
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Sponsor: Susan Rodriguez-Hawthorne
Locations & Department Names:
Mullica Hill, NJ - Harmony Fire Company
Mullica Hill, NJ - Ewan Fire Company
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Citizens of Etowah County
Locations & Department Names:
Rainbow City, AL - Rainbow City Fire Dept
Southside, AL - Southside Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Greater Victoria Dog Obedience Training Club
Location: Victoria, BC
Department Name: Oak Bay Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Stratford, CT
Department Name: Connecticut State Animal Response Team
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Susan Beebe
Location: Collins Center, NY
Department Name: Collins Center Fire Co
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Michelle McCaulley & Mike Marek
Location: Vernonia, OR
Department Name: Vernonia Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Somerset CART
Location: TBD
Department Name: TBD
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 18

Sponsor: Charlene & Kelly (2 Turtle Dove)
Location: Mt Ephraim, NJ
Department Name: West Collingswood Heights Fire
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Charlotte County SPCA
Locations & Department Names:
Saint Andrews, NB - St. Andrews Fire Dept
St. George, NB - St. George Fire Dept
Blacks Harbour, NB - Blacks Harbour Vol Fire Dept
Musquash, NB - Pennfield Fire Dept
Victoria, BC - Oak Bay Fire Dept
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5