Suiting Up: Knowing Your Life Jacket

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Suiting Up: Knowing Your Life Jacket

Anytime anyone goes boating there's always a chance of falling overboard. Most boaters who drown do so within sight of a potential rescuer, and would likely have been saved had they remained afloat just a few moments longer. Personal flotation devices (PFDs) are designed to save lives, let's see how much you know about them now that you've completed the modules.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you are an experienced boater and a strong swimmer, there is a low risk of drowning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    If you are in shallow water or close to shore, there is no need to wear a life jacket while on a boat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Life jackets restrict movement on the boat and can interfere with your boating activities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Wearing a life jacket is a sign of fear and a lack of confidence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A life jacket is designed to keep your head above water and let you maintain a position that allows proper breathing should you fall in.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which life vest is recommended for the open seas and rough waters?
    • A. 

      Offshore life jacket

    • B. 

      Nearshore vest

    • C. 

      Flotation Aids

  • 7. 
    What is a good example of a throwable flotation device?
    • A. 

      A seat cushion

    • B. 

      A stick

    • C. 

      A beach ball

    • D. 

      A styrofoam cooler top

  • 8. 
    A life jacket can protect me against hypothermia and injury should i fall overboard.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Life jackets used by water skiers are appropriate for boaters as well since any life jacket will save your life on the open seas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A life jacket needs to support all of my weight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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