Medical emergencies can happen anytime. When they do, there is confusion, panic and urgency. Paramedics arrive on the scene with no information about the person in need. Seconds count – they can make the difference between life and death. Does the patient have prior medical conditions? Allergies? What medications are they taking? Who do they want us to call? File of life allows first responders to immediately have access to information that can be critical during an emergency. In turn, that information can be passed on to awaiting physicians at the emergency room. It is an absolute asset to emergency preparedness within our community, and provides a peace of mind to residents.
The File of Life kit is easy to use for everyone. Just fill out the information on the form, place the information in the plastic shield provided, place into the refrigerator (magnetic ones go on the refrigerator), and place the "File of Life" sticker in a visible area that will be seen by responders.
If you would like to obtain a File of Life kit, please call (513) 245-5451 or email your request by clicking the link below.