Welcome to Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association

Our Mission:

PFDMA is an industry association dedicated to increasing lifejacket wear in all appropriate activities: through education, product innovation, standards development, and enhancing communication between members and stakeholders.

Choose the Right Lifejacket and Wear It

Most drownings occur way out at sea, right? Wrong! Nine out of 10 drownings occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety and involving boats less than 20 feet long. Most drowning victims had access to a lifejacket, but did not wear it. A wearable lifejacket can save your life – if you wear it!

Learn more by clicking here for our updated online brochure, "Facts About Life Jackets,"

or by ordering our "Be Smart, Be Safe" CD below.

Before you shove off, make sure everyone on board is wearing a lifejacket. To work best, lifejackets must be worn with all straps, zippers and ties fastened.

Did you know?

70% of all boating fatality accidents result from drowning.
Almost 90% of those who drown are not wearing a lifejacket!

Lifejacket, life vest, Personal Flotation Device (PFD) – whatever you call it, it only works if you wear it!

                        Order your "Be Smart. Be Safe." CD or Facts About Lifejackets Brochure

Be Smart. Be Safe. CD cover                            View the Facts About PFDs Pamphlet