The Chesterfield File of Life program is a community-wide medical information program that provides residents a document to complete with their medical information including current prescriptions, medical history, allergies, etc. The document gives first responders access to pertinent medical information to immediately begin the best possible treatment, notify loved ones, and pass this vital data on to awaiting physicians at the emergency department. The File of Life (PDF) document is a fillable form and can be downloaded, printed and updated as needed.
Chesterfield Fire and EMS will be hosting free File of Life Events at the Chesterfield County Central Library to provide assistance in completing the File of Life (PDF). Completing the File of Life document will take approximately 30 minutes per person. Pre-registration is required, and appointments are limited. Participants will need to have a list of all medications they are currently taking. Participants will receive a printed copy of the File of Life document and a USB storage device with a fillable form that can be updated as needed. Volunteers will be available to show participants how to enter and edit data on the form or type the information for them using the computers in the library.