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File of Life Program

File of Life is a very simple concept but is used to save lives. Who is at risk? We all are!

Emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. Everyone should have a File of Life either on their refrigerator or in their wallet. File of Life is a small card with name, phone number, address and a medical history with allergies, etc.

File of Life is used by emergency response teams.


Benefits to Police Officers

  Faster help for citizens in emergencies

  Maximum use of officers' time
Benefits to Emergency Rescue Teams

    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 a confused patient

Benefits to Each Individual  (PEAR)

   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

   Renewed sense of community spirit


This very simple concept has saved dozens of lives and should be used in every community.



Did you know... 58% of all emergency calls are for senior citizens.

Are they prepared for this? There's panic, confusion, fear and a terrible sense of urgency and helplessness. With the "File of Life" there is solid information on conditions and medications; it's written down and ready to be utilized immediately by the EMT's.


File of life is available at the Young At Heart Center.

Please pick one up for you and your loved ones. Update yearly. It could help save your life or the life of a loved one.

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