Personal Flotation Devices Available to Community on Loan

Three area fire stations to host “Kids Don’t Float” campaign

Yakima, WA – According to the Washington State Department of Health, drowning is the second leading cause of injury and death for Washington children ages 17 and under.  To help combat this problem, Memorial Hospital’s Community Education is hosting the “Kids Don’t Float” campaign.

Three local fire stations (1) Englewood, 511 N. 40th Ave, Fire Station #93 (2) East Valley Terrace Heights, 4007 Common Wealth Drive, Station 42 (3) West Valley, 7707 Tieton Drive Station #1 , will put up loaner boards with free lifejackets in a variety of sizes.  The jackets are lent out and returned on the honors code, so there is no registration or sign out required.

On Tuesday, June 23rd at 10:30 AM a news conference will be held to celebrate the seasonal launch of the loaner boards at Fire Station #93, 511 N. 40th Ave. (the corner of 40th Avenue and Englewood).

WHAT: The seasonal launch of “Kid’s Don’t Float”

WHERE: Fire Station #93, 511 N. 40th Ave. (the corner of 40th Avenue and Englewood)

WHEN: Tuesday, June 23rd at 10:30 AM

About Community Education:

Community Education is part of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s family of services.  They offer classes and programs geared towards helping people in the Yakima Valley stay safe, educated, and healthy.  Classes are offered in both English and Spanish.  They range from programs teaching kids to be responsible babysitters, to classes to help people stop smoking.

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