The Palatine Fire Department is teaming with the organization BoatU.S. to provide loaner life jackets that can be checked out for up to a week at no cost.
The fire department encourages families to use life jackets while vacationing near water, days at the local pool, boating, or for any water-related activity.
The life jackets are designed for children from 5 pounds to 90 pounds. The department has a limited supply in four sizes: infant, child, youth and young adult.
To check out life jackets, call the department at (847) 202-6340 or stop by one of its fire stations: Station 82, 1475 N. Hicks Road; Station 83, 987 E. Palatine Road; Station 84, 220 W. Illinois Ave.; and Station 85, 39 E. Colfax St.