The Vial of Life is a program that allows individuals to have their complete medical information ready in their home for emergency personnel to reference during an emergency in the event the patient is not able to speak or cannot recall their information.
Once the person fills out the information sheet with their medical information it is inserted in the plastic vial and placed on a shelf in the refrigerator.
Next, a sticker is then placed on the outside door that is most frequently used to enter/exit the residence.
This alerts the crews to look for this vial with information in the refrigerator.
Who can benefit from the Vial of LIFE Program?
The Vial of Life programs is commonly used by senior citizens, but this life saving program can be used by anyone with or without any disability or medical condition.
What are the benefits of joining this program?
Simply stated, anyone with or without a health problem can benefit from this program by creating a sense of security knowing that in your time of need all of your medical information is available for a healthcare provider’s review.
How can someone join the Vial of LIFE Program?
Joining the Vial of LIFE program is as easy as making a phone call, or going to our website, or stopping by our station.
You can contact the EMS Director or any other EMS staff and request a Vial of LIFE.
Once the request to join is received, EMS personnel will personally deliver the vial to your residence, go over the program, and if needed, help you fill out your information sheet that you insert in the vial and help place the stickers in the appropriate locations.