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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Boaters must wear appropriate personal flotation devices, take appropriate precautions to prevent hypothermia, and use only craft designed for this type of water.
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.
Eugene's daily newspaper wouldn't admit to discouraging the use of personal flotation devices (PFDs), appropriately also called life jackets, on the too-often fatal cold and fast rivers near Eugene.
Contract awarded for frnsw requires the supply and delivery of at least 400 personal flotation devices (pfd~s) with automatic self-inflation capability, and occasional ongoing purchases for replacement or issue possible.
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.
The flush deck features an oversize storage hatch at the bow for an anchor or personal flotation devices.
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.
Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices when boating or riding personal watercraft.
The unit can be easily clipped onto a variety of inflatable personal flotation devices, Swift water vests, ice rescue or survival suits, life rafts and can be used for submarine rescue applications as it features a light that can be seen for more than 2.
He said he would like to see more people choose to wear personal flotation devices.
Getting everyone to wear their seat belts, wear personal flotation devices, and use the appropriate motorcycle equipment can make a big difference.
He is further charged with being the owner of a vessel which did not carry suitable personal flotation devices for every person on board.

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