flotation device

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Synonyms for flotation device

rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning

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You won't see them on fashion show runways in Paris or Milan just yet, but life jackets (also known as personal flotation devices or PFDs) come in a variety of shapes, colors and materials.
Deputies cite anyone who is required to have a flotation device but doesn't.
The approval is shown by a stencil marking or tag on the personal flotation device.
All rafts are constructed by students from materials that are in the original form; that is, materials that were not meant to be a flotation device.
He recognized the Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) and Bombardier for supporting the Board's recommendations for mandatory boater education and personal flotation device (PFD) use and product safety initiatives.
Eggert, who played Roberta "Summer" Quinn on Baywatch, will test her lifeguard skills against Bingham, who played Jordan Tate, in three key challenges: using an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) to retrieve a marker flag from a lifeguard tower, using a wave runner to take a flotation device to a distressed swimmer in the ocean and putting out a bon fire using only materials on hand.
Wold first talks about safety, reminding everyone to wear a helmet and flotation device.
Diederich suggests the fishermen wear a flotation device to give a person an edge if they slip.
Hence, it is our opinion that a flotation device for snowmobiles will find a natural and profitable after market, as there are 6,000,000 snowmobiles currently in use worldwide, with an estimated 250,000 new machines introduced into the market each year", stated Max E.
Not to say the hydrodynamics of swimming are never going to be the same, but I imagine the starter at Sydney, before commanding the swimmers to take their marks, will be instructed to remind them, ``In the event of a musculature power failure, your suit can be used as a flotation device.
This results in small, gentle waves, ideal for very young beach bums who are just learning to ride some flotation device through the froth.
If you are paddling, always wear a flotation device.
An ultrasonic module will be mounted to the table equipped with an air flotation device to help move the material and will be capable of bonding a variety technical textiles.
The idea of a flotation device had been discussed before, but this is the first time anyone has been brave enough to see if the collar will work.
Contract award: Supply and distribution of Personal Flotation Device with integrated406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon.