Roles of a Kids Don't Float Life Jacket Loaner Board Sponsor:

  • Identify a location with boating access that could benefit from a life jacket loaner station (please check with land owners before putting up a board).
  • Find a person or group who would like to sponsor the loaner board.
  • Designate a contact person for the group.
  • Register the board and location with the Alaska Office of Boating Safety using the online form.
  • Build a board and order life jackets from the Alaska Office of Boating Safety.
  • Keep track of life jacket inventory and order new ones when needed.
  • Put life jackets in a safe location during winter months if they are not being used.
  • Provide feedback at least once a year through the Kids Don't Float website.
  • Notify the Alaska Office of Boating Safety if you are aware of a life being saved in part by a life jacket from a Kids Don't Float loaner board.
Construction of a Loaner Board

Please follow this link to register a board and request life jackets:

  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