Kansas Adjutant General's Department
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Invisible Fence, Hutchinson, donates a K-9 oxygen mask kit to be used by K-9 search and rescue teams in Kansas.

12-034 Kansas Company Donates Oxygen Mask Kit for Search and Rescue Dogs

Invisible Fence of Central Kansas will present a canine oxygen mask kit to K9 Search and Rescue of Kansas, Inc. in a brief ceremony Saturday, March 24. The event will take place at 11 a.m. at the second annual Disaster Preparedness Day and Open House being held Crisis City in Salina.  This donation is being given as part of the Invisible Fence® Brand oxygen mask donation program, Project Breathe™. 

In the event of a disaster requiring deployment of the Emergency Support Trailer housed at Crisis City, the K-9 mask kit will deploy as part of the support package contained within the trailer. Among other capabilities, the trailer has a robust emergency medical cache for human and K-9 responders.

The donated kit contains three oxygen masks, one each for small, medium and large dogs. The masks will also be used at Crisis City in the event of an injury to any dog engaged in search and rescue, guard dog, attack dog, drug or bomb sniffing or any other type of canine-related training.

Kansas has three formal search and rescue dog K-9 organizations; two of them regularly train at Crisis City. K-9 Search and Rescue of Kansas, Inc. coordinated this donation for Crisis City. Invisible Fence previously donated K-9 mask kits to the Wichita Fire Department and Ford County Fire Department.

Crisis City is a multiuse training facility operated by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, a division of the Adjutant General’s Department. Located approximately eight miles southwest of Salina, Crisis City provides classroom space and multiple hands-on training venues for fire, law enforcement, emergency medical and other first responders.

Invisible Fence of Central Kansas, Inc. is an authorized, full service Invisible Fence® Brand dealership serving Wichita, Salina, Hutchinson and surrounding areas. For more information those interested can visit www.InvisibleFence.com/O2.

The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no cost to attend and parking is free. The open house is the culmination of a three-day training at Crisis City event involving several haz-mat and search and rescue teams from Hays, Garden City, Manhattan, Salina, Wichita and the Kansas City metro area. As part of the training, unmanned aerial vehicles will provide aerial search and rescue and situational awareness for the teams working on the ground.

Crisis City, located eight miles southwest of Salina, provides state of the art training facilities to all emergency response and support agencies, whether in one of its classrooms or on any of the training venues. Crisis City is a multi-use, fully functional training complex for local, state and federal responders, law enforcement officers, emergency management professionals, public and private industry safety professionals, and military operations in support of civil authorities. In addition to classroom space, training areas at Crisis City include railway accident response, an urban village, agriculture and farm safety, collapsed structure rescue, a technical rescue tower, aircraft venue, and a pipeline venue. Other training venues are in the planning stages.



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