File Of Life

In Case of Emergency: Be Prepared with a File of LIfe

Keep Vital Medical Information Available

A File of life is a simple concept that can make the difference between life and death in a medical emergency when there is often little or no time to gather important personal information.

The file of life is a mini health record - a document you fill out and put in a magnetic holder that can be affixed to a refrigerator or other metal surface - which clearly states your medical history and medications.

This information can be crucial to a patient's treatment and outcome: Is the patient on blood thinners? Does the patient have a history of strokes, seizures, or cardiac issues? Does the patient have allergies? Answers to these questions can expedite our treatment and provide for better patient outcomes.

New Canaan EMS offers a FREE File of Life to any New Canaan resident who requests it.