Why everyone should have their own File of Life:
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 of help. 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? How do we contact their family or friends? File of Life puts these answers at their fingertips. It allows first responders to immediately begin the best possible treatment, notify loved ones, and pass this vital data on to awaiting physicians at the emergency room. File of Life has already saved thousands of lives. It is an absolute asset to emergency preparedness, and peace of mind, for every household and community across the nation.
File of Life
Since 1995, almost 5,000 communities across the United States have implemented a File of Life program. Organizations such as the American Red Cross, the National Council on Aging (N.C.O.A.) and AARP are believers in this healthcare aid.
Irondequoit Ambulance is proud to provide this lifesaving tool to all of our residents; free of charge. This small magnetic frame contains vital information upon your behalf should you not be able to answer in an emergency.
Feel free to stop by the base and pick up one. We’d be happy to help you fill it out. It could save your life!