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Last Updated: 10/18/2015 2:46:54 PM

Previous SEL Number: 01WA-06-PFDS

Description: Wearable personal flotation device (PFD) to be utilized by shore or vessel-based operational personnel or personnel operating in non-moving water. PFDs must be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Includes common accessories such as attached pealess whistle and signaling devices/lights.

ImportantFeatures: Bright in color with reflective trim and multiple adjustment straps to ensure a secure fit.
May be inflatable.

Operating Considerations: Inflatable PFD is not recommended for primary floatation in moving water.

Air-inflated PFDs can be utilized during firefighting operations around moving water and in rescue aircraft performing operations over water.

Training Requirements: NFPA 1006, Chapter 13.
Initial Training: Extensive (> 2 days)
Sustainment Training: Extensive (> 2 days)

Mandatory Standards:

Applicable Standards and References:

  • Law Enforcement: Aviation
  • Law Enforcement: Dive Team
  • Law Enforcement: Maritime
  • Law Enforcement: Preventive Rad/Nuc Detection