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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When they took us to put on the life vest, that part was very scary because we didn't know how we were getting across to the pier."
The vest is lightweight, flexible, and very form fitting, more like a wetsuit than a life vest. It features a covered zipper closure along the dog's back and a quick-release buckle at the chest, with a neoprene band reinforced with nylon straps under the dog's belly.
A Turkish firm has been selling fake life vests -- they soak up water -- for refugees at sea." Indeed, does it get any sicker than this, especially when Ankara has been screaming for months that the tragedy of Syrian refugees was not being adequately recognized by the Europeans?
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A member of the public raised the alarm and Portaferry Lifeboat and two Coastguard teams - from Bangor and Portaferry - were sent to rescue the canoeists, who were all wearing life vests and helmets.
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Florida USA-based EAM Worldwide said is responsible for outfitting the first Airbus aircraft with RFID dual-memory enabled life vests.
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