In what is quickly becoming a very popular class around the world, CPR for Dogs has been taught to firefighters in the first of 13 classes that are scheduled to train all firefighters in Bonner County, Idaho.
It’s not all entirely new information, as CPR for dogs has a lot of overlap with CPR for humans.
A lot of times firefighters end up having to adapt equipment they use on humans to save animal lives. Animal oxygen masks come in handy; firefighters think it will be particularly useful. “Especially in the winter time we’ve had some incidents where some dogs have fallen in the water. By the time we’ve gotten to them they’re no longer alive. We could’ve possibly done some resuscitation efforts to see if we could’ve helped them,” Captain Michael Gow of Sandpoint Fire said. The animal oxygen masks, time and effort are all donated.