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Home > City Departments > Fire Department > File Of Life

File Of Life

What FILE OF LIFE Means:

Benefits to first responders:

  • Faster help for citizens in emergencies
  • Instantly know medical history of patient
  • Corrective treatment can begin at once

Benefits to hospital emergency staff:

  • On arrival, data is immediately available to medical staff
  • No wasted time getting information from confused patient

Benefits to each individual:

  • Peace of mind knowing they will have prompt and quality care
  • Easy access to potentially life-saving information
  • Assurance that proper persons will be notified quickly

Instructions for using the FILE OF LIFE:

  • Fill out the medical card and be sure the information is accurate and legible, if necessary, have someone assist you
  • Use pencil where you fill in the medications and where you date the card to allow future updates
  • When completed, place the file on the outside face of your refrigerator
  • Keep all medical data up to date
  • Whenever there is a change in medications or dosage be sure to change it on your card and redate the card
  • Take the file with you when you visit your doctor