Fire Safety for Pets

Victoria Fire Department trucks are now equipped with new life-saving devices designed specifically for our four-legged, furry and winged residents.

The pet kits include three oxygen masks in different sizes designed for performing CPR on cats, dogs and other pets including rabbits, birds and guinea pigs. The masks have been designed to accommodate long snouts, beaks or feline features. The masks will be used primarily on pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation in a fire, and also on unconscious pets that require resuscitation.

In 2013, there were 6,439 licensed dogs in the city, with many more unlicensed pets. Affixing 'pet rescue alert’ stickers to your home can also be helpful for first responders. These stickers are available at the SPCA or through the Humane Society of Canada.