During an emergency, when seconds count, you may not be able to provide critical medical information to responders. The File of Life is a simple but potentially life-saving tool that keeps your information easily accessible to responders and medical staff.
The FREE File of Life kits provide a standard format for all your information in two available styles; the Wallet Kit and the Refrigerator Kit.
The Wallet Kit includes a detailed medical history card to be filled in by the carrier and a 3¾”x 2½” red sleeve labeled File of Life for storing the card in a wallet.
The Refrigerator Kit includes a detailed medical history card to be filled in by the user, a 5”x 4¼” magnetic red sleeve labeled File of Life for storing the card on the refrigerator, and a red File of Life sticker to display on the door entering your home – alerting first responders to look for your File of Life.
Tips for using the File of Life:
- Use a pencil to fill in the card for easy updates. Medical information changes often and it is important for cards to be current.
- Keep in an obvious location so that responders can find it easily. Keep Wallet Kit close to your I.D. in your wallet or purse. Keep Refrigerator Kit clear of other paperwork. Make sure it isn’t buried under papers on the counter top or on the fridge.
- Place sticker on door so responders know to look for your File of Life (Refrigerator Kits only).
- During an emergency, tell responders and your medical staff you have a File of Life so they know to look for it.
FREE kits are available while supplies last at the Cheshire Medical Center Information Desk upon request. The Information Desk is open Monday through Thursday, 8am – 5pm and Friday, 8am – 2pm.
The kits are provided by the Greater Monadnock Medical Reserve Corps in partnership with the Healthy Monadnock initiative.