In a collaborative effort between several state and federal agencies, organizations, and local grass-roots sponsors, the Kids Don't Float Program includes a life jacket loaner board component and an educational component. The Kids Don't Float Life Jacket Loaner Board Program provides an instructional guide and program samples, signs, and life jackets. The loaner boards are established at harbors and public boat access areas throughout the state and display life jackets that can be borrowed at no cost and returned after use. To establish a loaner board, each sponsor will need to first check with landowners to ensure a loaner board can be installed, along with checking to see if there is already an existing board. Once a board is installed, the sponsor is responsible for keeping track of the life jackets and their serviceability.

Life Jacket Zone sign

  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