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.
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Despite all police operations conducted against those who want to profit from the plight of refugees by selling them substandard life jackets, the life vest market has kept attracting new sellers.
Basilius' group had life vests and paddles for their two rafts, although not everyone put on a vest.
In hindsight, Barnes, now 47, doesn't think he did anything inherently wrong, except, of course, leaving his life vest in the bottom of the boat.
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Students used modeling clay to design flood disaster kits and tried on life vests and jackets before practising climbing inside a rescue boat.
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Balilo said passengers were equipped with a sufficient number of life vests and emergency rafts.
Unfazed by reports that everything from chemical waste to bodies are dumped into the river, young men in life vests zoom through the muddy waters as curious bystanders on the banks look on.
All of the life vests found were still in their wrappers, suggesting perhaps that passengers had little or no warning.
JAL, Japan's largest carrier, said there are 15 reserve life vests on board the plane so safety was not an issue, but it reported the incident to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport because of the regulation violation.
Look and feel the part with Reebok's new Race For Life charity range, which includes a limited edition Premier Road Plus award-winning running shoe, along with Love Life vests and T-shirts.
The driver and passengers were all dressed alike: life vests, jeans, sweatshirts, but no wet suits.