The Electric City Pittie Committee is an amazing organization that works to “support education and advocacy regarding pit bulls and help end breed discrimination for these misunderstood dogs.” Their mission also includes education and advocacy regarding other “bully breed” dogs.
During their annual “Top Hats & Tails” fundraiser a few weeks ago, they received one particularly large donation, and they want to equip first-responders with animal special kits for emergency resuscitation. The kits include:
3 Oxygen Masks – 1 small, 1 medium & 1 large
3 Oxygen Air Tubes -1 for each mask, 22 mm diameter
1 Wag’N O2 Fur Life Carry Bag for easy storage & mobility
1 Laminated Instruction Sheet which includes ABCs of CPR For Cats & Dogs
1 Kennel Lead for animal restraint & control
2 Animal Incident Report (AIR) Forms for First Responders – carbonless 3-part form
2 “Pet Oxygen Masks On Board” Decals (to display on vehicle or at station) included inside each kit
1 “Wag’N Instructional DVD Pets Need Oxygen Too” per kit
Now the ECPC needs to figure out which emergency-response agencies will receive the kits, and they are asking for help from the community to determine that. From the ECPC Facebook page:
The Departments nominated MUST BE:
Rural Fire Departments within 50 miles of Great Falls
Volunteer Fire Departments within 50 miles of Great Falls
Police Departments IN or within 50 miles of Great Falls
Sheriff’s Departments within 50 miles of Great Falls
Ambulance/EMT Organizations IN or within 50 miles of Great Falls
Who can nominate? ANYONE! Are you an EMT and you want to see one of these on your rig? Nominate your ambulance service! Are you a volunteer fire fighter and you think this is a good addition to your truck? Please! Let us know! Are you the spouse or family member of one of these hard working first responders? PLEASE tell us why this would make their job easier! Has your pet been saved by a hero who shows up with lights and sirens? Tell us all about it!
We want to know WHY you feel your nominated department would be the best recipient of one of these kits. This is an ESSAY contest, folks! Tell us your story. Tell us about your nomination. Tell us about everything that makes you proud of them and why they would benefit from this donation. The nominations will be reviewed by our board. (oh, and we like pictures, too. You’re welcome to supplement your entry with pictures. They make reading fun!)
Be sure to include:
Your name, Email, Phone #, and email your submissions to [email protected]
Or mail to: PO Box 1344, Great Falls, MT 59403- must be received by the deadline date. Not just postmarked by the deadline date.
No later than August 18th, 2019 at Midnight.
Winners will be announced at 8PM the evening of August 26th via Facebook Live feed. We may even read a few of our favorite nominations live.