The Kids Don't Float Life Jacket Loaner Board Program was developed to address Alaska's high incidence of childhood drowning. The program was started in 1996 by a group in Homer, Alaska. The stations, or "loaner boards," are established at harbors and public boat access areas throughout the state. The loaner boards display life jackets that can be borrowed at no cost and returned after use.

Have you or someone you know been saved during a boating incident in part by a KDF life jacket? Please fill out this form to let us know:

  Alaska's boating fatalities: 9 of 10 were not wearing a life jacket, or were never found   -  5 of 6 followed a capsize, swamping, ejection, or fall overboard, into Alaska's cold water   -  9 of 10 were adult males -  9 of 10 involved boats under 26 feet in length  -  3 of 4 involved powerboats