Special Donation – Pet Oxygen Masks

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a special donation that will help firefighters continue to take care of your four legged family members in the event of a fire.

A big thank you to Invisible Fence Brand, Peninsulas for donating 30 pet oxygen masks to our department!

In September 2017, CKFR crews rescued three animals from a structure fire at a local apartment building.  A dog, a kitten, and a snake were all removed by firefighters and the kitten, named Velcro, was placed on oxygen using a mask specifically designed for pets.

We have those masks on our rigs thanks to the generosity of Invisible Fence Brand Peninsulas.  They were generous enough to make another donation so that we may continue to care for Central Kitsap pets.

This donation is just a small part of Invisible Fence® Brand’s Project Breathe program, which was established with the goal of equipping every fire station in America and Canada with pet oxygen masks. These masks allow firefighters to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires and often save pets’ lives.

  • The visit at Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s Station 51 included dachshunds Sophie and Bandit and German Shepard Chevy.  Sophie and Bandit both demonstrated how a pet oxygen mask is specifically designed to fit them.

Daughter Comes Home to Fire

At approximately 2:40 pm on January 23, 2018, Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call of a residential structure fire in the 8500 block of State Highway 303, Bremerton.

Upon arrival, smoke could be seen coming from the single family structure.  Firefighters made entry and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.  The daughter stated that when she came home from school she saw smoke in the area of the front door.  She ran down the street to her uncle’s house.  He attempted to put out the fire with an extinguisher, wasn’t able to do so, and called 911.

The origin of the fire is believed to be the pellet stove.  The County Fire Marshal has been called to investigate.  Bremerton Fire crews were also on scene providing mutual aid.

The fire was contained to one room, but there is smoke and water damage throughout.  There were no injuries.

* Even if you believe you’re able to put out a fire with an extinguisher – always call, or have someone call, 911 immediately so that crews can start a response. 

Smoke Alarm and Family Dog Alert Teen To Fire

At approximately 4:07 pm on January 22, 2018, Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call in reference to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of NW Wrangler Court in Bremerton.

Upon arrival crews were met with heavy smoke and flames coming from the garage area and above. All occupants were out of the structure. The call was immediately upgraded to a 2nd alarm and units from Navy Region Northwest and Bremerton Fire responded.

Ninety minutes after the initial call, crews were able to start the overhaul process. Firefighters used the winch on Rescue 51 to remove a boat from the garage to gain better access to hot spots.

PSE secured power to the house and the County Fire Marshal responded to investigate the cause. CKFR’s Rehab Unit set up on scene to monitor crews vitals and keep them hydrated, and Red Cross was contacted to assist the family of five.

The 17 year old son had been home alone when he heard a noise. He initially thought it was the construction going on one street over until the family’s dog started barking and he heard the smoke alarm.  He went downstairs, saw the smoke, evacuated and called 911.

More information will be released after the County Fire Marshal concludes his investigation.

* Smoke alarms save lives.  They should be installed on every level and in each sleeping area. Test monthly and replace the batteries twice a year unless you have an alarm with a 10 year lithium battery.