Volunteer Fire Department - Medical First Responders
Mike Radigan, Fire Chief
Marlin Wingard, Asst. Chief
Steve Stolarick (Seasonal)
Fritz Kesanan (Seasonal)
Mary Ann Hohner, Lead MFR
PETS TO BREATHE EASIER IN EAGLE HARBOR
Eagle Harbor, MI March 3, 2020—The Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Department received a donation that will help prevent pets from falling victim to smoke inhalation due to fire.
Through Project Breathe, Invisible Fence of the Upper Peninsula donated oxygen recovery mask kits for pets to the Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Department this week.
Project Breathe is a pet oxygen mask donation program designed to provide oxygen mask kits to fire departments and other first responders. Each kit includes a small, medium, and large mask.
“We hope that by donating oxygen mask kits that we will contribute to saving more pets and hopefully protect pet owners that may risk their own life to save a pet in a fire,” said Kyle Miller, owner, Invisible Fence of the Upper Peninsula.
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 cited an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets each year that die in fires; most succumbing to smoke inhalation.
In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis. The donation of these specially designed and potentially lifesaving animal oxygen mask sets will enable Eagle Harbor first responders to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal.
“We want to thank Invisible Fence for their generosity. These kits will be another valuable tool we have available to assist the residents and pets of the Eagle Harbor area in the event of a fire.” said Mike Radigan, Fire Chief, Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.
For more information on the Invisible Fence Project Breathe Program: https://www.invisiblefence.com/why-invisible-fence/project-breathe
Training on Brockway Mountain in October of 2013
Engines #1 and #2 in the new Emergency Services Building
Open bay alongside the office and multipurpose room doors
Room between #2 and #1 to open doors and move about, and lockers for gear
The Brush rig ('67 5/4 ton Jeep) usually sits in Gratiot Lake during the winter.
Multipurpose room for meetings of the VFD and EMRs, which are open to the public - come check them out!