The Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District will be handing out life vests during our Open House.

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death, disability, and injury for children under 5 years of age in California, and the second leading killer of youngsters age 1-14 nationwide.

The number of young, severely brain-damaged near-drowning victims has increased rapidly in recent years. Residential care of these victims averages over $250,000 annually per child, and is the leading cause of admission to state hospitals. Presently there are over 700 individuals maintained in California state facilities.

Any leftover vests will be made available by calling RHFD at 799-4561 during regular business hours.