Kiosks offer free life jacket use to public

The Lebanon Fire District has opened its life jacket kiosks.

The three kiosks, located at Waterloo North boat ramp, Waterloo South boat ramp, and Gill’s Landing, are open for free, same-day use to the public.

Before borrowing a life jacket, borrowers must fill out a waiver form either electronically or on paper. Fitting guides are provided on the kiosks to assist with picking out the correct sized life jacket. Life jackets are for same-day use, and should be returned to the kiosks before leaving the park for the day.

The Lebanon Fire District has seen a substantial decrease (70%) in swift water rescues since the launch of this program in July of 2019. Over 800 life jackets have been borrowed since then.

For more on the life jacket kiosks, or learn about making a donation to the program, contact the LFD Fire & Life Safety Division at (541) 451-1901.