Photo courtesy of the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System
Prince William County residents have a way to share medical information in case of an emergency.
A File of Life Program has been established.
It was launched by the fire and rescue system in order to provide first responders with important details about a patient, according to a release from the system.
Contact information for the person’s doctor or family can be provided on a File of Life card. It also offers space for the location of any Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders.
“During an emergency, the File of Life is an additional communication tool that enables first responders to quickly access a patient’s vital medical history when a patient cannot do so,“ Fire and Rescue Chief Tom LaBelle said in a release.
Users should fill out the card in English with a pencil, place it in a clear magnet pouch, and attach it to the fridge. Community members may pickup a File of Life card and magnetic pouch at area fire stations.
The cards are also available on the fire and rescue system webpage. After they have been printed and completed, they can be placed in a zip lock bag and attached to the fridge with a magnet.
Those who would like more information should reach out to Public Education Coordinator Christopher Brothers at 703-792-7736 or email@example.com.
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