Water Safety Tips and Free Life Jacket Loaners

As temperatures rise, Folsom’s lakes, river, and pools are popular destinations for outdoor fun. If you’re heading to the water this summer, keep these boating and water safety tips in mind. 

Everyone should wear a life jacket. Whether you are fishing, boating, swimming or just wading, a properly-fitted life jacket is a must (and is the law for children under the age of 13 who are on a moving recreational vessel).

Learn how to swim. Even with life jackets, it is important to know how to swim.

Never use rope swings or jump off of bridges. No matter how deep the water is, these activities can result in critical injuries or death.

Watch children at all times. Never leave a child unattended near the water or a pool.

Free Life Jacket Loaner Program The Folsom Fire Department’s Life Jacket Loaner Program provides Folsom residents with free daily and weekend rental of life jackets for all ages of children and adults. The life jackets are available at Folsom Fire Station 35 at 535 Glenn Drive; borrowers must provide a valid driver’s license. For more information, contact the City of Folsom Fire Department at 916-984-2280.