The Upper Greenwood Lake Volunteer Ambulance and the West Milford First Aid Squad recently received donations of specially designed oxygen masks for pets from at-home pet services provider Canine Company. The squads each requested the life-saving masks after learning from a neighboring ambulance corps about Canine Company’s program to outfit first responders in the communities it does business with. Pets are at special risk during a home fire because they are unable to leave the house without help.An estimated 40,000 pets die from smoke inhalation across the U.S. each year.The cone-shaped masks are designed for a pet’s snout, which human masks don’t fit.Each set includes masks in three sizes to fit pets from small mammals to giant breed dogs. “Our company mission is to help families keep their pets healthy, safe and happy. We do that with our products and services, and with our charitable programs,” said Renee Coughlin of Canine Company. “We are grateful that first responders in both communities also care about the well being of family pets.”To ensure rescuers know there are pets in a home, Canine Company has offered free “Pets Inside” decals to local pet parents.The stickers can be ordered by mail through the Request a Decal form on Canine Company’s website.Canine Company helps families across New York, New England, and New Jersey keep their pets healthy, safe and happy at home with services like Invisible Fence pet containment systems and Manners dog obedience training.Over the past decade, the Company has donated masks to more than 500 fire departments and rescue squads across the northeast.For more information, visit www.caninecompany.com.