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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A pair of firefighters in breathing sets fought an intense blaze in the kitchen, while four others carried out a search of the detached bungalow.
Firefighters from Binley using breathing sets to get into the burning building.
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.
Contract notice: Surgical materials and instruments, breathing sets, other medical products purchase.
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.
supply of various medical devices (such as laboratory products, soda lime, identification bands, electrodes, catheters, tracheostomy tubes, sensors for the measurement of cardiac output, surgical knives and tweezers, breathing sets, etc).