GREAT FALLS — Members of the Electric City Pittie Committee (ECPC) held a demonstration for Great Falls Fire Rescue (GFFR) Friday on resuscitation training on animals.
Recently the ECPC received a generous donation at their annual fundraiser.
The committee decided to use the donation of something that would make an impact within the community.
They bought pet oxygen mask kits and planned to donate them to local first responders.
With the donation money, they had enough to donate to GFFR.
ECPC provided GFFR with nine kits, which is one kit for each truck. Each kit contains three different sizes of oxygen masks, which are cone-shaped to fit over both an animal’s mouth and nose.
GFFR Engineer Tyler Loney said, “Having that nice seal around their mouth would give them more of a concentrated dose of oxygen then what we can give them with our re-breathers. It will be a good asset to have on our engines right now, just the fact that we're always expanding what we can do and I think this will be a step in the right direction to be able to assist not just humans but the animals as well."
ECPC also had additional money to buy more kits to provide to three other local first responders.
They held a contest on their Facebook page and will be announcing the winners of the oxygen mask kits on Sunday.