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Snohomish County lifejacket loaner cabinets open in time for Memorial Day

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Drowning is the second highest cause of unintentional death for children ages 1 to 4 and 10 to 19. More people drown between the months of May and June than any other month.

Life Jacket Loaner Cabinets

Safe Kids Snohomish County’s life jacket loaner program currently consists of FREE day-use life jackets at various locations throughout the county. The cabinets are open and available for both kids and adults from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The official opening day is Friday, May 26, 2017.

Life jackets are checked out and must be returned by the end of each day. Directions on each cabinet explain how to size and fit your child. This service is provided in partnership with Snohomish County Parks, City Parks [Everett, Monroe], Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and participating fire/EMS agencies. For a complete list, including other locations in the state, visit www.seattlechildrens.org.

Donate new or gently used life jackets to your local fire station in care of Safe Kids and help keep kids safe this summer.

Life jackets do not replace the need for supervision.

It is the direct responsibility of each adult caregiver to ensure the safety of the children in their care. A child should never be unsupervised in or near water.

This is a volunteer based community service and guarantee of lifejacket availability varies.
For more information about summer safety, visit www.providence.org/nw-safekids.

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