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updated: 6/14/2018 3:30 PM

Palatine Fire Dept. offers free life jacket rentals

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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.

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