Personal Flotation Devices

personal flotation device (PFD; also referred to as a life jacketlife preserverlife belt life vestlife savercork jacketbuoyancy aid or flotation suit) is a flotation device in the form of a vest or suite that is donned and fastened to a user to prevent the person from drowning. The device will keep the person afloat with their head and mouth above the surface – they do not have to swim or tread water in order to stay afloat and can even be unconscious.

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