buoyancy compensator

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buoyancy compensator

n.
An inflatable, usually vestlike piece of scuba equipment that is equipped with a harness for an air tank, is connected by a hose to the tank's regulator, and is used to control buoyancy, as in controlling descents and ascents and establishing neutral buoyancy at a desired depth. Also called buoyancy control device.
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Another PCSO, Steven Constable, was saved from injury by his stab jacket.
Police discovered a West Midlands police stab jacket in burglar David Bannister's car that he used for his crime spree when they arrested him.
A stab jacket would be a potentially vital fallback.
The council noise team, Night Watch, carry stab jackets as well as their decibel meters and tape recorders.
Officers in stab jackets used a battering ram to smash down the door of a council house in a quiet cul-de-sac in Greater Manchester but the suspect had already fled.
Glan Clwyd brought in stab jackets for workers last year.
Already paramedics working in Liverpool are wearing stab jackets to prevent them from being wounded.
The team carry stab jackets as well as their decibel meters and tape recorders, and police back-up is a phone call away.
PARAMEDICS are to wear stab jackets to protect them from knife attacks.
Mersey regional ambulance health and safety risk manager Steve Bradbury said the stab jackets would give paramedics better protection.
The team carry stab jackets and police back-up is a phone call away.