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Roundtable: Self-Rescue Canisters

09/04/2012
By John "Skip" Coleman A few years back, I asked a Roundtable question concerning "buddy-breathing." It generated a lot of discussion. One aspect of the discussion that was missed concerns the topic for this month. As a young ieutenant, I remember the captain of my station having a small "rescue-tank" that he was trying.  It was very light and compact. It consisted of a small 12-inch long cylinder (it could have been a SCUBA "pony-tank" adapted for fire department use.) I don't remember how the air inside made it into the lungs of the firefighter. I am not sure if it had a breathing tube and something that went into or around the mouth or some ...

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