Safe Kids Stanislaus Partners with Community Agencies for Life Jacket Loan Program

Sep 9, 2022

Stanislaus County, Calif. – As part of its ongoing efforts to prevent childhood injuries, Safe Kids Stanislaus has partnered with area agencies and organizations to launch a year-round life jacket loan program for local families.

Safe Kids Stanislaus, proudly led by Doctors Medical Center and the Stanislaus County Police Activities League (PAL), is a coalition consisting of more than 20 community agencies that have the common goal of preventing unintentional injuries in children 0-19. The coalition has a strong focus on water safety and the program expands yearly with the goal of preventing all childhood drownings.

The Modesto Fire Department, a proud member of Safe Kids Stanislaus, has been instrumental in creating the distribution centers at fire stations around Stanislaus County for the hundreds of life jackets provided by Modesto Irrigation District (MID) and Century 21 as part of the new life jacket loan program.

Participating fire stations:
• Station 1 – 610 11th Street in Modesto
• Station 2 – 420 Chicago Avenue in Modesto
• Station 5 – 200 W Briggsmore Avenue in Modesto
• Station 10 – 148 Imperial Avenue in Modesto
• Station 21 – 461 Mitchell Road in Modesto
• Station 22 – 4845 Yosemite Boulevard in Empire
• Station 23 – 7737 Yosemite Boulevard in Modesto
• Station 24 – 129 E Street in Waterford
• Station 26 – 3318 Topeka Street in Riverbank
• Station 27 – 450 S Willowood Drive in Oakdale
• Station 28 – 325 E G Street in Oakdale
• Station 29 – 17700 Main Street in Knights Ferry
• Station 31 – 540 E Marshall Street in Turlock

Who can participate?
Anyone can borrow a life jacket.

Where? You can borrow a life jacket from any of the locations listed above.

How much? You pay nothing.

Sizes? Each location has life jackets available in sizes infant, child, youth and adult. Remember: Life jackets aren’t like clothes. Children’s don’t grow into them. The life jacket must fit properly in order to be effective.

How long? This program is only for those who need a life jacket for a day or the weekend.

Drop off? Life jackets must be returned where they were picked up, any day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COVID-19? In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, life jackets are sanitized after each use.

If community members have any questions about the life jacket loan program, please contact Rena Bryant, Injury Prevention Coordinator for Trauma Services at Doctors Medical Center and Safe Kids Stanislaus Coordinator, at (209) 480-8786.

Safe Kids Stanislaus is proud of the partnerships and support Stanislaus County provides to keep children safe.

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