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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A life jacket is the first defence should the worst happen when undertaking activities on the water, and with Tasmanias high proportion of recreational boaters we want to ensure everybody complies with the standard required to keep them safe.
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Gumarin said passengers usually do not wear life jackets during fair weather and when sea conditions are calm.
The young boy, though wearing a life jacket and swimming with his brothers and sisters close to the beach, was suddenly sucked into the sea by a tide.
WORCESTER -- Camping association and recreation department officials voiced their concerns during a public hearing Wednesday about a 2012 state law requiring life jackets for children and adding stricter swimming rules for summer camps.
The coastguard, RNLI, the Fishermen's Mission and the Fishing Industry Safety Group are working to provide life jackets to every commercial fisherman in the UK.
The new regulations state that the number of life jackets on tourist boats must be twice the number of passengers on board, with half of them available in bedrooms and the remainder in dinning, bar and working decks.
The new initiative complements DMCA's continuing campaign to raise awareness about the importance of wearing life jackets and how it can save lives, it stated.
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