Here’s where to get free life jackets for kids

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Life Jacket Giveaway. Via St Petersburg Fire & Rescue (2022).

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

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