In an effort to help children stay safe in and around the water, several organizations in Pinellas County are giving away life jackets on Friday, July 1 to kick off the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
In an email, St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue says it is partnering with Seminole Fire Rescue and Madeira Beach Fire Department to give away the life jackets.
Drowning is a leading cause of death in kids
The email says, “According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in the United States among children 1 to 4 years of age and the third leading cause of unintentional death among children/adolescents 5 to 19 years of age.”
When and where to get free life jackets
Life jackets for children (while supplies last) and water safety information will be given out:
- Date: Friday, July 1, 2022
- Time: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon
- Location: Archibald Beach Park, 15100 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708