Loaner life jackets in Lebanon: 'If we save one individual with this program, it's all worth it'

  • Source: KMTR-TV NBC 16 Eugene
  • Published: 07/11/2019 12:00 AM

For the first time ever, you can borrow life jackets when hitting the water in Lebanon. It’s all through a new program the Lebanon Fire District rolled out this summer, placing three, permanent life jacket kiosks at popular swimming areas along the South Santiam River. Anyone in need of a vest is welcome to borrow one. Each kiosk has 14 life vests. Sizes range from infant to extra-large adult. All you have to do is sign a waiver form, put it in a box provided and return the life vest when you're done on the water. The goal is to get everyone on the water to wear a life jacket.



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