Historical information

Used for fighting ship fires in holds and accommodation. Air tank alone would supply 40 minutes of air, however, with the re-breathing apparatus, the wearer could get up to 2 hours of oxygen supply. Such apparatus were also used frequently in mining rescues. If the wearer found themselves trapped and immobile, they could decrease the rate of oxygen supply to provide for up to 12 hours.

Physical description

Black fire fighter jacket with yellow fluoro strips and blue with a black and white checkered lining (267.1). Ensemble also includes oxygen re-breather apparatus (267.2) and air tank (267.3).

Inscriptions & markings

2/ MH TRUST 77/2/421 942/ Port of Melbourne Emerg S