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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Today, a small but loyal group of Amphicar owners around the world continues to keep in touch, holding rallys (or swim meets, as some are called), sharing restoration tips and swapping stories about the fun times they've had with their motorized personal flotation devices.
Rapidly expanding company that has added a revolutionary twist to Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's).
Years ago, most personal flotation devices available to paddlers were hot, uncomfortable and wound up strapped on top of kayaks.
Contract awarded for 44160455/C&W/Supply and deliver non-inflatable personal flotation devices.
He said: "I will be compiling a report recommending that the wearing of Personal Flotation Devices be made mandatory.
Lucky for me, I had a couple of weeks' head start to read over WDJ contributor/ dog trainer Stephanie Colman's review of personal flotation devices for dogs, which starts on page 6 of this issue, so I could buy the best one for my happy, neoprene-covered Woody duck.
Thankfully they were wearing personal flotation devices but they spent some time in freezing cold water before their cries were heard and they were rescued.
Eugene police officers, wearing personal flotation devices, gained control of Miller in the middle of the river, pinning him against a rescue boat.
This includes a range of craft to suit different needs such as sit on top kayaks, stand up paddle boards, personal flotation devices, helmets and paddles.
For more than 45 years, Mustang Survival has manufactured inflatable personal flotation devices, flotation clothing, dry suits, anti-gravity suits and a wide range of extreme-environment protection products.
Personal flotation devices (PFDs, also known as life vests), helmets, and even sneakers are available for rent at small additional fees.
He alsodenies the personal flotation devices were insufficient, that he failed to provide adequate safety sweeps and that he failed to enforce or maintain safety boundaries.

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