Published On: Tue, Nov 22nd, 2016

Sheridan Fire Department Receives Donation Of Equipment to Save Pets From Fire

Hoosier Park, Animal Protection League Team Up For Fourth Annual ‘Walk in the Park’Sheridan, IN – (November 22, 2016) First Responders with the Sheridan Fire Department can now consider themselves the best-equipped in the nation to save a pet’s life. That’s because Invisible Fence of Central Indiana has donated a pet oxygen mask kit, which consists of three different-sized pet masks, to the department.

This donation is just a small part of Invisible Fence® Brand’s Project Breathe™ program, which was established with the goal of equipping every fire station in America and Canada with pet oxygen masks. These masks allow firefighters and EMS staff to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires and often save pets’ lives.

Invisible Fence® Brand has donated a total of more than 12,400 pet oxygen masks to fire stations all over the U.S. and Canada throughout the life of the program. A reported 150+ pets have been saved so far by the donated masks.

Though human lives are the first priority, pets are considered valuable members of the family, and as a result of the “Project Breathe” program, the Sheridan Fire Department now has equipment specifically designed to help those that suffer from toxic smoke inhalation, according to Chief Bret Merriman.

Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S. Fire Administration, industry web sites and sources have estimated the number at 40,000 to 150,000.  Most of these succumb to smoke inhalation. In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis. The loss is terrible for the family and heart wrenching for firefighters. The “Project Breathe”™ program gives firefighters the tools necessary to save pets’ lives.

The company has set up a website,, where local fire personnel can request the equipment for their own departments.

About Invisible Fence® Brand

Invisible Fence® Brand is the original electronic pet containment system and offers a comprehensive family of containment, avoidance, and access products to keep pets out of harm’s way and prevent unwanted behaviors throughout both the home and yard. Owned by Radio Systems Corporation in Knoxville, Tenn., Invisible Fence® Brand solutions are sold nationwide by professional, authorized dealers who provide Perfect Start™ Pet training and custom installation that have safely contained over 2 million pets.   Invisible Fence® Brand has taken pet care beyond the home and started the Project Breathe™ program, which has donated more than 12,400 pet oxygen masks to fire departments and first responders.  For more information on Invisible Fence® Brand or to find a local dealer, visit  HYPERLINK

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