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Canadian Red Cross PFD & Life Jacket Loan Program (Free)-Truro

Canadian Red Cross

Record #: TOT0383
Last Modified: 10 May 2021
Last Full Update: 10 May 2021


Located In Truro
Where To Find Us
Truro Service Centre
139 Truro Heights Rd
Truro, NS
Canada B6L 1X2
Areas Served Truro


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Phone 902-895-3894
Contact Raye Leier, Service Centre Coordinator, Canadian Red Cross; Phone: 902-895-3894 * 902-893-8418; Fax: 902-895-3860; Email:
Volunteers Wanted! Raye Leier, Service Centre Coordinator, Canadian Red Cross; Phone: 902-895-8394 * 902-893-8418; Fax: 902-895-3860; Email:

Description & Services

Information Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the Red Cross PFD Loan Program has been suspended until further notice. 
Through the PFD Loan Program, the Canadian Red Cross aims to prevent drowning by increasing the availability of PFDs/life jackets and educating the public on how to use them. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) and lifejackets are available for loan at no cost in more than 20 communities throughout Atlantic Canada. High-quality, certified PFDs/life jackets are available on a short-term basis, for use by children, youth and adults taking part in activities in or around water. Wearing a properly fitted PFD/life jacket is a key component of water safety. Injuries, disorientation and cold-water shock can affect your ability to swim to shore, even if you are an experienced swimmer.
Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Special Information

Established 1909
Tags Free equipment loan ; Fundy Connect ; Health ; Recreation Categories ; Service Clubs ; Swimming