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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The department bought the breathing apparatus, used when firefighters enter burning buildings, in 2004.
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A Green Goddess and a breathing apparatus team were moved closer to the airport but the plane landed safely shortly before 7am, an Army spokesman said.
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Other recent applications include leak testing of waterproof cameras, automotive fluid reservoirs, a blood-gathering system that separates different blood components, and a breathing apparatus with 12 passages.
A fire department using a different type of breathing apparatus not requiring a facial seal probably would be unsuccessful defending a similar "no beard" policy.
They tackled the blaze using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets, but the fire is believed to have been deliberately started and firefighters are now urging anyone with information to contact the police.
Three appliances were called out and specialist breathing apparatus deployed.
Officers wearing breathing apparatus checked inside the flat for any chemical leaks.
Three crews from West Midlands Fire Service worked for almost three hours to clear the scene, with four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
The blaze is ongoing, and there are currently six fire engines at the scene, along with two hose reels, four breathing apparatus and a positive pressure ventilation unit.