GLEN ROCK, N.J. — Glen Rock's first responders are now equipped with two oxygen pet masks, thanks to a Prospect Street resident who donated them two weeks ago.
The masks are a token of her appreciation for when first responders rescued her cats from a kitchen fire in her home in January, Fire Chief Tom Jennings said.
The resident was sad to see two other cats die in a blaze the following month despite first responders' attempts to bring them out, according to Jennings.
"The two back-to-back fires were really what brought this to light," Jennings said.
"[The pet masks] are important because we seem to encounter a lot more pets," he said. "They get scared and they hide, so it's harder to get them out quicker."
One mask will be placed on the first due engine and the other on one of the borough's ambulances, the department's Facebook page says.
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