Life Jacket Loan Station

Ebbetts Pass Fire District has partnered with Cal Boating to make life jackets available to the public on a loan basis. Ebbetts Pass Fire District has life jackets available for children and adults. An individual or family can check out life jackets for a day or weekend simply by completing a loan form. Look for the sign, “Life Jacket Loan Station” at Ebbetts Pass Fire District Station #1 in Arnold.lifejacket


The U. S. Coast Guard requires recreational vessels (boats, canoes, kayaks, etc.) to have a wearable life jacket for each person aboard. These life jackets must be:

  • U. S. Coast Guard approved
  • The proper size for the intended wearer
  • In good and serviceable condition
  • Properly stowed (readily accessible)

All persons under 13 years of age in a water craft 26 feet or less while underway on the waters of California shall wear a United States Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device.


Visit the Life Jacket Loan Program page on the EPFD Web Site at:


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From CPR Classes & LifeJacket Loan Programs to our Vial-of-Life Project, the Ebbetts Pass Fire District offers many beneficial programs for our community.

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Fire prevention starts with you. Creating a "defensible space", having functioning fire extinguishers & smoke detectors, campfire safety and much more.