New Haven Fire Dept. adds equipment to save 4-legged family members

When it comes to protecting the lives and property of the residents of New Haven, Fire Chief John Alston Jr., knows that a pet is another member of the family.
“We are a pet-friendly department,” Alston said. “New Haven is a pet friendly city.”
The New Haven Fire Department will now be better equipped to help pets that have been exposed to smoke during a house fire as the department has recently acquired more than a dozen oxygen mask kits that are specifically designed for animals. The kits come with masks of three different sizes to and are specifically designed to fit a dog’s snout.
“We wanted to be able to provide this service,” Alston said. “Many persons, it doesn’t matter their age, [pets] are a member of the family.”

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