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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Eugene in 2011 and 2013 purchased the portable radios and breathing apparatus, respectively, that Springfield will now buy.
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Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus carried the pair from the house on Intended Street, Cradley Heath, at around 8.
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Between 10 and 15 workers were evacuated from the area as two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building to tackle the blaze.
Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to put out the first floor fire.
A team of five from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service won the National Breathing Apparatus Competition at the Gloucestershire-based Fire Service College.
I realised two teams of firefighters had entered with breathing apparatus and two hose reels.
A firefighter in breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to put out the flames.