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April 28, 2010
Toronto Fire Services accepts oxygen masks for pets
In an effort to assist firefighters in reviving pets at an emergency scene where they have been overcome with smoke, two local organizations will be each donating eight oxygen mask sets to Toronto Fire Services. This will allow for one set to be placed in all 16 district chiefs’ vans across the city.

Nearly all firefighters have seen people try to rush back into a burning building to save their pets, and firefighters understand that pets are beloved family members. A family’s pet can also suffer from the effects of toxic heat and smoke from a house fire. With the right equipment, firefighters can often save a pet's life.

Date: Thursday, April 29
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Toronto Fire Station 134, 16 Montgomery Ave. (north of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue)

Presentation of the oxygen masks will be made by Dr. Barbara Bryer of the Veterinary Emergency Clinic Toronto and Jeff Moynihan of Invisible Fence GTA to Toronto Fire’s North Command Platoon Chief, Roy Law.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Toronto Fire Services Media Line, 416- 338-0763



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