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.
Bottom line: no matter what the water sport may be, wear a life preserver.
However, if you take a plunge without a life preserver into water over your head and you begin to get panicky, breathe in some air, go into the fetal position and feel your back bobbing up and down above the surface of the water.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: The Manufacture and Supply of Life Preservers, Anti-G Trousers and Associated Spares.
His findings eventually led to a one-time inspection, via an aircrew system bulletin, of all LPU-34B/P life preservers in service.
Kevin Costner testified before the House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee asking the members to legislate centrifugal-devices stating "We've legislated life preservers.
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.
But their time ran out 10 minutes too early as the MD-11 jet - many of its passengers already dressed in life preservers as smoke poured into the cockpit - fell into the Atlantic off the coast of the eastern Canadian province Nova Scotia.