Please drop off any donations to the Department of Emergency Services at 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973 and we will see that they get to the Spring Hill Baptist Church on Monday, August 6th.
Greene County Emergency Services Get Pet Oxygen Masks
Pets to Breathe Easier in Greene County, VA
June 28, 2018 (Stanardsville, VA) – The Greene County Office of Emergency Services is teaming up with Invisible Fence Brand by Coyner Associates, located in Charlottesville, VA, to help reduce the number of pets killed or injured in house fires each year. It is estimated that between 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires.
Invisible Fence Brand by Coyner Associates, has donated nine pet oxygen mask kits to the Greene County Office of Emergency Services. The donated pet oxygen mask kits will be provided to the Stanardsville, Ruckersville and Dyke Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as the Greene County Rescue Squad and Greene County EMS. The pet oxygen mask kits will help resuscitate a dog, or cat, when found in a burning home, and are made possible through Invisible Fence Brand’s Project Breathe Program. The Project Breathe Program has donated over 7,000 kits to fire departments throughout the U.S. and Canada.
In the case of a residential fire, once firefighters have assured human life is safe, attention often turns to pets in the home. When given the opportunity, rescue personnel want to help pets caught in these situations, but often have not had the proper equipment to do so. In the past firefighters have tried adapting human oxygen masks to fit an animal, but human masks do not fit properly on the nose of dogs and cats, thus not providing the necessary supply of oxygen. The mission of Project Breathe is to provide local fire departments the specialized equipment needed to do so.
The plastic, cup-shaped animal resuscitation masks, which come in three sizes, were originally developed for use by veterinarians. They seal around the muzzle of an animal tighter than a human mask. This helps firefighters deliver the right amount of oxygen to the pet to help save their life.
Project Breathe Program: http://www.invisiblefence.com/giving-back/project-breathe
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Greene County is Requesting Damage Information
Resulting From Storm
Stanardsville, Virginia — June 1, 2018 — The Greene County Office of Emergency Services is requesting that citizens report any damage they may have experienced as a direct result of the flash flooding event on Wednesday, May 30 through Thursday, May 31, 2018. This damage would include any residential, commercial, and agricultural damage or loss.
This information will assist our office in providing a snapshot of the storm damage to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. This initial damage assessment is the first step in quantifying the storm’s damage for potential state or federal assistance.
Damage reports can be provided to the Greene County Office of Emergency Services using the following options:
Phone: 434-990-2566 or 434-990-2568
All submittals must include the following information:
- Contact telephone number
- Address where the damage occurred
- Brief description of the damage & photographs of the damage
- Verification of insurance or lack thereof
- Any actions you have taken, such as repair expenses, relocation expenses, etc.
- Description of accessibility to property
Please feel free to contact the Greene County Office of Emergency Services with additional questions or concerns.