Lebanon (Mo.) Rural Fire District adds new pet-saving equipment

LEBANON, Mo. -- Captains Daniel Jones and Zachary Downs of the Lebanon Rural Fire District say back in November they rescued six dogs from smoke and flames by using their own breathing equipment.

A recent donation of five pet oxygen rescue kits allows them to save more four-footed fire victims. The kits include three different sized masks to accommodate various sized animals. They come with oxygen tubing that hookup to a normal oxygen tank that hooks up to a normal human.

Every firetruck will carry a pet rescue kit and will be brought to neighboring agencies fire calls.

On the April 2019 ballot, Lebanon Rural Fire District is asking for a tax increase. They say the volume of their calls have gone up.