The Vial of Life Program provides emergency responders with a crucial information that will speak for you if you are unable to communicate.

Why do I need the Vial of Life?
Emergencies are unplanned events. The key element in maximizing your contact with medical personnel during an emergency is to be prepared. Part of being prepared in an emergency is to assure that your medical history, including medications, illnesses and allergies to medications are readily available so emergency responders can treat your needs.

Follow the steps below to prepare your own Vial of Life. Fill out the Vial of Life form and contact the Fire Department to obtain your free Vial of Life decals and to find out more information on Vial of Life.

How to Use the Vial of Life - 5 Simple Steps:

1. Fill out the Vial of Life form

Fill out the information completely, making sure it is current and legible.

2. Fold and roll the completed form and place it in the plastic vial.

You may also consider placing the following items in the baggie:

DNR (Do Not Resuscitate), EKG, living will or equivalent, and/or recent photo of yourself.

3. Place the vial containing your medical information on the top shelf of your refrigerator door.

4. Place the Vial of Life sticker on the door of your refrigerator.

Place the sticker at about the same location as the Vial inside.

5. Place another Vial of Life sticker on your front door.

Place the decal so it can be easily seen by anyone responding to an emergency.

For more information about Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and Physician’s Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) which are different than the Vial of Life, please visit here