The Havelock North Brigade is hoping others will follow suit after it was the first to receive specialised resuscitation equipment for domestic pets.

The equipment was presented to firefighters by new organisation "Pet Lives Matter" and can be used on pets ranging from as small as mice to as large as a Great Dane.

Creator Jan Pickering approached senior VetENT vet, Alanda Rafferty for medical aspects and sponsorship. Additions to the kit were then made by qualified vet nurse Rochelle Graham, who created a comprehensive CPR chart and information to go inside the kit. She visited local fire stations who