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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Advanced Cryogenic Breathing Apparatus (ACryoBA) - A project to improve on the design of the initial CryoBA
Firefighters using breathing apparatus checked inside a flat.
We're not finished there though as we look forward to the Everest challenge where we will again be taking on a huge challenge where it will take not one but 20 firefighters to achieve climbing the height of Mount Everest in full fire kit and breathing apparatus.
They used eight breathing apparatus and two main hose jets to tackle the blaze, thought to have broken out in a dry cleaning room at Bannatyne Health Club.
We erected a safety cordon and worked to clean up the spillage, with four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
In addition, the emergency services and fire brigades have vital need of reliable and high quality breathing apparatus.
Six firefighters using breathing apparatus tackled the blaze which totally destroyed the bar.
Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reels and amain jet to tackle the blaze and remained at the property damping down until 3.
Verma claimed that there were adequate breathing apparatus.
SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Fire and Life Safety will spend more than $300,000 on new radios and breathing apparatus as its merger with the Eugene Fire Department enters the home stretch.
Firefighters used a hydraulic platform, breathing apparatus and jets to fight the fire, which produced clouds of smoke in the surrounding area.
Crews used a hose reel, covering jet, thermal imaging camera and breathing apparatus to tackle the fire.