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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Perhaps that event has colored our perception of continuous-wear PFDs, nevertheless, because they are designed to be comfortable as well as to be used, stored and used again over time, we think they are the best choice for use as life preservers in Part 91 aircraft.
Referring to Diagram l-A and aligning corners, position pink waves print A on pink life preserver print 6 1/2" square.
Life preservers should also be worn while fishing from boats.
The footage shows the onlookers calling Sabally "stupid" and indicating that he "wants to die" because he failed to grabbed the life preservers that was thrown at him.
In addition, pool chairs and life preservers were pressure washed and cleaned.
Mr Farese said: "On every single flight you have to advise the passengers where the exit is or where the life preservers are.
The boat was equipped with life preservers,but passengers are not required to wear them.
is up to Change 24, which now says to inspect life preservers once a year.
Those who go out on boats really should wear life preservers, which only cost around pounds 50 and can be worn without any hindrance to the angler.
Police said no one in the group was wearing life preservers.