Union Fire District of South Kingstown Members Take Part in Animal CPR Training

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Chief Steven Pinch reports that members of the Union Fire District of South Kingstown took part in a pet CPR class this week.

On Thursday, Sept. 9, Chief Pinch and Assistant Chief Lance Whaley were trained in pet CPR through the company Pet Emergency Education.

The training provided those in attendance with high quality animal CPR, first aid and emergency response procedures. The class was taught by a team of veterinary and animal professionals with experience in emergency management who are certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Animal Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response.

Union Fire District Board of Warden member Mark Nelson and members of the South Kingstown Police and EMS also attended.

“You never know what you will find at the scene of a fire or other incident, and this includes potentially finding a family’s pet in distress,” Chief Pinch said. “It is important that we know how to respond in any situation, and this is yet another example of the varied types of training our members undertake to help us better serve the members of our community.”