ANAHEIM (CBS) — All 70 Orange County Fire Authority engines are now equipped with oxygen masks to help save pets’ lives, thanks to a donation from the Emma Zen Foundation.
Debra Jo Chiapuzio established the foundation in honor of her rescue dog, which she adopted after it was displaced during the Santiago Fire in 2007.READ MORE: Simone Biles Wins Bronze In Balance Beam After Withdrawing From Other Tokyo Olympics Events
There are now enough masks to cover 22 cities and all of unincorporated Orange County.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
“This is great for our department to have standardized equipment aboard all of our trucks and engines,” said Battalion Chief Kris Concepcion told the Orange County Register. “We have had to work with equipment designed for humans to adapt to pets, and we realize that pets are like family members to many people, so this will really help us out.”MORE NEWS: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
For more information, visit the Emma Zen Foundation.