personal flotation device

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personal flotation device

Abbreviation: PFD
A life vest to prevent drowning and near drowning. People engaged in water sports, such as boating or water skiing, or rescuers working on or near the water should wear PFDs at all times. The U.S. Coast Guard sets standards and establishes specifications for the manufacture and use of PFDs. Personal flotation devices may be used to provide added buoyancy for the patient during aquatic therapy.
See also: device
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Swap out your too-small Personal Floatation Device for one of the proper size.
The 26-year-old beamed with pride when her two-year-old managed to stroke by himself with the help of his floatation device, the Daily Mail reported.
A personal, fully-inflatable floatation device, the Marlin Waist Belt is the perfect accessory to keep watersports enthusiasts safe; its primary feature is that it is designed and certified to AS1512, a PFD type 1 jacket.
If possible, throw a floatation device to the victim, such as a boogie board, Styrofoam ice chest, basketball, or other unattached object.
John Leech, chief executive of Irish Water Safety (IWS), said: "People should swim at life guarded bathing places, wear a personal floatation device and be vigilant when near water and supervise children carefully.
Use a floatation device to keep your head out of the water and your feet off the bottom of the pool.
The boy was found in the water in an area reserved for swimmers and was not using a floatation device.
June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Wearing a personal floatation device (PFD), more commonly known as a life jacket, is the most important safety precaution in boating, advises Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command has neither tested nor approved as a floatation device, the black, "tactical vest" issued under force protection (FP) allowance equipage lists (AEL) 2-320024501, 2-320024502, and 2-320024503.
Always wear a personal floatation device one should be available for every passenger.
Nada's friend Nicole Murano is following us in a raft with her dog, Vista, sporting her own doggie floatation device.
The product also features a colored floatation device, so glasses won't be lost in a wipe out.