Metro Fire has partnered with Cal Boating to make life jackets available to the public on a loan basis. Each location listed below has life jackets available for children and adults. An individual or familiy can check out life jackets for a day or weekend simply by completing a loan form. Look for the sign, "Life Jacket Loan Station" at participating locations.
Chances are, that spending a few extra minutes visiting one of our Fire District Stations or other participating locations will ensure that you and your family will have a safe and joyful water experience this summer season.
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Locations:
|Station 31||7950 California Av, Fair Oaks||Station 61||10595 Folsom Bl, Rancho Cordova|
|Station 32||8890 Roediger Ln, Fair Oaks||Station 63||12395 Folsom Bl, Rancho Cordova|
|Station 110||1432 Eastern Av, Sacramento||Station 65||11201 Coloma Rd, Rancho Cordova|
|Station 59||7210 Murieta Dr, Rancho Murieta|
What type of life jacket should you wear?
Unlike the traditional orange horse collar of yesteryears, today’s life jackets are technologically advanced, making them more convenient, less restrictive - and sometimes - even unnoticeable to the boater who is wearing one. An additional advantage to boaters is that life jackets are now custom designed for their specific water activities, i.e. fishing, cruising, water-skiing, etc. Click here for information on what kind of life jacket you should wear.
How to Choose the Right Life Jacket
Looking for a life jacket? Today’s jackets come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. No matter which life jacket you choose, be sure it’s right for YOU, your planned activities, and the water conditions you expect to encounter.
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Changes to the California Life Jacket Boating Law
The California boating law now requires all children under the age of 13 to wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
Life Jackets and the Law
For a boat less than 16 feet long , or a canoe or a kayak of any length:
For a boat 16 feet or longer , you must carry for each passenger: