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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Solicitation: Personal flotation device safety information harmonization in hypertext markup language
State law does not require boat operators or passengers to wear a personal flotation device, except for passengers age 12 and younger.
Participants must be prepared to swim and spend significant time in the water and have a wet or dry suit, river shoes, an approved personal flotation device and a whitewater helmet.
Paul Vitus, a marine deputy for the Lane County Sheriff's Office, is so tired of hearing excuses from people not wearing life jackets that he has been known to take money out of his own pocket to pay for a personal flotation device. The department has started collecting used life jackets to be loaned out and given away.
According to the later deposition of the guide in Clark's boat, the guide was not wearing a personal flotation device, daughter Julia Clark said.
Grant aid towards the provision of a Personal Flotation Device (hereafter referred to as a PFD~) fitted with an integrated 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (hereafter referred to as a PLB~) for all fishermen and those operating aquaculture workboats.
"The vest is cool, and the fit is pretty comfy," Bourney said as he adjusted his personal flotation device.
"Driver of car was stranded on roof and was retrieved by use of throw lines and personal flotation devices.
* Boat Safety Equipment -- Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
The Department for Transport will also work with the Seafish Industry Authority to deliver more than 500 personal flotation devices fitted with locator beacons to help find people who have fallen into the sea from vessels.
"They used personal flotation devices - a form of life jacket - and safety lines and huddled around her to walk her to the boat.
The DOT also provided funds amounting to P629,000 to the LGU for the procurement of livelihood gear that include kayaks with paddles, personal flotation devices, fishermen's hats, rash guards, first-aid kits, tents, solar lamps, beach umbrellas, plastic tables, monoblock chairs, abseiling ropes, harnesses, carabineers and various office supplies for Bayakha Falls, Ladder-Bangon Falls and Sitio Marag Mangroves.

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