breathing apparatus

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breathing apparatus

[′brēth·iŋ ap·ə′rad·əs]
(engineering)
An appliance that enables a person to function in irrespirable or poisonous gases or fluids; contains a supply of oxygen and a regenerator which removes the carbon dioxide exhaled.
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Medical breathing sets (Single Pipe kit for adults - 1200 pcs .
Four firefighters wearing breathing sets were sent in to tackle the fire and brought it under control in about 15 minutes.
It was quickly put out by firefighters wearing breathing sets.
They found the roof space well-alight and sent four firefighters wearing breathing sets inside.
Four firefighters wore breathing sets to tackle the fire in Mrs Richardson's kitchen.
A team of four fire crews in breathing sets and other crews using hose reels battled the blaze.
Crews wearing breathing sets had searched the premises to make sure no- one was inside after being called to the house at about 12.
But a thorough search by four firefighters in breathing sets revealed it was empty.
They wore breathing sets to search the burning property.
Crews in breathing sets made a thorough search of the building at Newby Wiske before declaring it safe for staff to return.
Firefighters from Rugby and Brinklow wore breathing sets to go into the fume-filled staff block and and tackle the fire.
Fire crews from Middlesbrough station were sent to the incident and crews in breathing sets dealt with the blaze which was under control in around 20 minutes.