Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA)

MISSION: PFDMA is dedicated to increasing life jacket wear in all appropriate activities: through education, product innovation, standards development, and enhancing communication between members and stakeholders.

PFDMA presents a united front on issues that affect the life jacket industry, and supports the needs of lifejacket and lifejacket component manufacturers on issues such as technical standards developments and safe boating. The association:

  • Supports and participates in research efforts that promote advances in the development, design, certification and promotion of life jackets
  • Works closely with U.S. Coast Guard-approved laboratories, the U.S. Coast Guard and national and international water safety groups, to keep abreast of regulatory changes, and to promote increased use of life jackets

MEMBERSHIP: PFDMA’s membership cycle runs from June 1 to May 31 and is split into three categories:

  • Corporate/PFD Industry Member (voting members) 
  • Affiliate/Laboratory/Supporting Member (non-voting members)
  • Government/Non-Profit/Individual Members (non-voting members)

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For more information about the work of PFDMA, visit their website or contact:

Libby Yranski
[email protected] 


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