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Pet oxygen masks are oxygen masks specifically designed coned shaped to fit the muzzles and snouts of dogs, cats and other household pets. They have a large rubber seal at the base of each mask allowing them a snug fit on any size household pet while keeping the jowls closed. This is an important feature of Pet CPR. In pet CPR we close the mouth and deliver breathes directly into the nostrils, the pet oxygen masks simulate that action. Offering a continuous accurately directed flow of health oxygen. Making recovery much more efficient and effect.

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Guaifenesin (children’s cough and cold medicine) recalled for overdosing concern

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13-Jan-2016: Perrigo Company plc announced today that it has initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall to the retail level of 2 batches…Continue

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A 19-year veteran paramedic died in a horrific crash that sent a tractor-trailer skidding off the road and left the driver's Chevrolet Impala torn apart.
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Honoring Our Heroes! February 7, 2016

Today we remember Marine 1st Lt Jared Landaker who was killed February 7, 2007 in a helicopter crash with six other military members. ‪#‎Remember365‬ ‪#‎sacrifice‬ ‪#‎honor‬ ‪#‎integrity‬ ‪#‎courage‬ ‪#‎military‬

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Mark Briggs replied to the discussion 'First Responder Trainers Needed - Quick Turnaround Time' in the group Fire/EMS/Rescue Group
"Thanks Captain, and thanks Janet. Unfortunately, the turnaround time to put this bid together was…"
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Bob Allard posted a blog post

Hello all, Not Friday

Well its Supper Bowl Sunday and here in WNY its a lovely day no snow in my yard and its about 48…See More
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Bob Allard commented on the blog post 'Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man.'
"Don't ever say you Don't care about everyone and everything, think of the Good you are…"
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Bob Allard replied to the discussion 'Seeking First Responder Trainers - Quick Turnaround' in the group USFRA COMMUNITY CENTRAL
"Welcome to the group and I would love to train in St.Thomas but I am only a CRP and AED trainer.…"
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Make a difference in your community! Volunteering as a firefighter or EMT is rewarding in many ways. Learn what it takes and find local volunteer opportuniti...
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Hello all, Not Friday

Posted by Bob Allard on February 7, 2016 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

Well its Supper Bowl Sunday and here in WNY its a lovely day no snow in my yard and its about 48 degs. Usual weather this year its not over yet and I am sure we will get some more snow and next year we will be buried in snow. I am happy the way…



Posted by Bree N. on February 5, 2016 at 4:00am 1 Comment

This past week I've been moving towards a majestic meltdown. I could even sense it coming. To say the fences had been pushed hard is to lessen the importance of the ribbon I'd been racing to get to. This particular ribbon I met and broke with an… Continue

She's a Triple Threat

Posted by Bree N. on January 31, 2016 at 12:30am 0 Comments

Survive. Heal. Move forward. On paper it seems so simple. In actuality it was not an easy path at all. It proved to be a path which meandered a lot. Sometimes I just sat down in the mud and said, "Nope, not moving from this spot. Not happening." Yet… Continue

The Person I am Today

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My name is Bree Nowacki.

I am an artist, a writer and a… Continue

Taking Intellect for Granted

Posted by Bree N. on January 27, 2016 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Learning, intellect is something I crave more than sleep now. Before the brain injury I had a yearning inside, a memory of the deep need to constantly fill my mind with new information. After the injury I still knew the person I had been. I knew my… Continue

Jack in the Box

Posted by Bree N. on January 24, 2016 at 10:55am 1 Comment

Fences are still being pushed to see if I can get through to the areas I cannot yet reach inside my brain. Sometimes I only stroll along half heartedly to check my inner fence line. There are days I don't care to push my fences remaining content in… Continue

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OCSO Announces 2015 Deputy of the Year! From Niceville High School and the University of West Florida to Platoon Commander in the U.S Marine Corps, Travis Topolski has always been a leader and a high achiever.
Since joining the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in 2013, his “willingness to serve” with honor and distinction has continued.
Last year he responded to 1223 calls for service, generated 181 offense reports, and made approximately 102 arrests. His case closure r...

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) - Once again, Parkview Health is changing the game when it comes to community-based medicine. The health network has unveiled its plan for its new community paramedicine pilot program.

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After this weekend the registration fees will increase to $150! That's right...register before February 8th to maximize your savings and fun!



some puke(s) broke into Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department and stole over a thousand dollars worth of equipment plus stole firefighting mementos that have been gathered over years. If you can help or want to send donations, reach out to SGVFD at Shadygrove1255@yahoo.com or above FB pg .. more below too

A Hickman County volunteer fire department hopes the public can help them after their fire hall was broken into and numerous items were stolen.
newschannel5.com|By Jesse Knutson

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The Brevard County Sheriff's Office has immediate openings for the following position(s):

Animal Enforcement Officer
Under general supervision, performs entry-level protective service work in the field, enforcing laws and ordinances relating to animal control. Work includes interacting with the general public, enforcing laws and apprehending and impounding animals.

High School Diploma or GED and one (1) year of experience dealing with animal maintenance, animal husbandry or animal enforcement
OR one (1) year of experience in law enforcement.

Applicants can apply online athttp://agency.governmentjobs.com/bcso/default.cfm

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Badass Alert

Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandro Salabarria, a corpsman with 2nd Marine Raider Battalion was awarded the Silver Star yesterday at Camp Lejeune.

Taking heavy enemy fire, Salabarria couragously ran through the fray toward the Marines caught and injured in the firefight.

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