The file of life is a mini-medical history that provides emergency personnel with helpful information during critical and/or life-threatening situations. The card, for each household member, lists the patient's name, emergency medical contacts, medical history, and medication usage.
Managing the Information
The information is kept in a red, plastic pocket file with a magnet that is held to the refrigerator/ freezer door. Its visibility and readability ensure that emergency personnel can access the card quickly when responding to a call, especially if the patient is confused, frightened or unable to offer assistance regarding needed information.
With the file of life, an individual may have peace of mind knowing they will have prompt and quality care, and that the proper persons will be notified quickly. Life is precious and every second counts. If you have any questions or are interested in obtaining a file of life packet, please call the Bloomingdale Fire Protection District at 630-894-9080.