INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indianapolis Fire Department received a Professional Excellence Through Service Award on Saturday, which recognized the department's lifesaving efforts for animals.
IFD was honored with the P.E.T.S. Award for their use of the Project Breathe Mask to save the lives of animals injured during a fire.
The award is given to individuals or organizations believed to demonstrate qualities including outstanding community service, dedication, love and commitment to all animals, according to a release.
IFD implemented the pet oxygen masks into the department in 2010 after a resident who was concerned for pets injured as a result of fire approached them.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.
With seventeen shopping days remaining, customers are steadily visiting gift stores along Mass Ave. in downtown Indianapolis.