What is a Vial of Life Kit
The Vial of Life program is recognized nationally by all emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and firefighters, and the kit includes two stickers and an information form. Place one sticker on your front door, so emergency personnel can identify it upon entering your home.
Place the second sticker on the front of a small plastic bag that is taped or clipped to your refrigerator for the emergency personnel to find. The bag holds an information form, which provides important personal and medical information, and relevant documents. The information within the kit can help emergency personnel provide appropriate medical treatment during a home emergency.
The Vial of Life form will prompt you to enter basic information, such as height, weight, hair color, eye color and blood type. It will also ask for detailed information about your medical history, including any conditions you are currently being treated for, current medications, known allergies to medication and the date of your last hospitalization.
The kit also requests details like your emergency contact information, native language and medical coverage. If you have a chronic heart condition, include a copy of your most recent electrocardiogram (EKG). Also include any relevant documents, such as:
photo of yourself
You should make additional copies of the kit to give to your children, put in the glove box of your cars and take with you when traveling. You can also scan and save on a secure cloud drive.