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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Coast Guard (USCG) minimum safety equipment list are personal flotation devices (PFDs).
3786, requiring children to use personal flotation devices on certain small recreational vessels while underway.
Personal flotation devices (PFD'S) are the single most important safety item that every boater must have on board.
She's asking $5,000, which includes six canoes, two paddle boats, paddles and personal flotation devices and a cedar kiosk.
Also called personal flotation devices, life jackets are viewed by many boaters as uncomfortable, hot and undignified.
Of the five who died, at least two were not wearing personal flotation devices, and alcohol played a part in at least one staff death.
The sheriff's office strongly recommended that recreational users of the river take all necessary precautions in and around the river by using personal flotation devices and practicing proper water safety and boating practices.
Also called personal flotation devices, life jackets are considered uncomfortable and nerdy, and are often shunned even by inexperienced swimmers.
Make sure you have enough Personal Flotation Devices for all your passengers, and check that they fit properly.
UL UK is now notified as a testing and certification organization for personal flotation devices (PFD) including life jackets, vests, seat cushions, deck suits and all other flotation devices.
Inspectors will check registrations and numbering, examine fire extinguishers and personal flotation devices and look at the overall condition of the craft.
Boaters should be aware of and follow the safety code of the American Whitewater Affiliation, and wear appropriate personal flotation devices.

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