The East Dubuque Fire Department will now be able to be able
to provide oxygen to pets on the scene of a fire in cooperation with the Teasdale Veterinary Clinic and local Invisible Fence owner Mike Hafeman. The department will receive 2 kits that
each includes 3 different sized masks and a laminated information sheet inside a carrying bag. The rubber lined masks are designed to fit over the muzzle area of pets and is hooked up to oxygen.
The Invisible Fence brand currently donates these kits to fire departments across the country as part of their campaign called Project Breathe. The goal of the Invisible Fence Brand Pet Oxygen Mask Donation Program is to provide oxygen mask kits to first responders. Each kit includes a small, medium, and large mask; fire departments are eligible to receive one kit per station.
The East Dubuque Fire Department was featured on KCRG-TV
news recently to publicize the program to the community.
The East Dubuque Fire Department received a $2,203.60 grant from Galena Country Fair to purchase CPR training manikins and AED trainer. We were able to purchase a quad pack of Adult, Child, and Infant manikins in addition to the AED trainer. We are replacing older units that are no longer effective for CPR classes and will be used at the training site in search evalutions for training. East Dubuque Fire Department would like to thank the Galena Country Fair for its continued support of it’s grant requests over the years.
The East Dubuque Fire Department received a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart store # 5044 in Galena to purchase personal flashlights for the individual members of the fire department. These new lights will replace much older units. East Dubuque Fire Department would like to thank store manager Melissa McCully for her continued support of our grant requests over the years.