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Via a news release from PetPlan:

Hartford Fire Department will be better equipped to help save pets from house fires after winning a social media contest this week hosted by Petplan pet insurance (www.petplan.com).


One of five contest winners, Hartford Fire Department will receive a set of pet-specific WAG’N oxygen masks. These masks are specially designed to fit over little snouts and whiskered faces to deliver a rejuvenating flow of oxygen — helping first responders save the lives of cats, dogs and other small animals caught in fires.


Unfortunately, it’s not standard practice for fire stations to carry pet oxygen masks. Recognizing the critical need for these life-saving tools, Petplan launched a social media contest that asked fans to comment with the names of their local fire stations to enter them into the running.