File of Life Program

The Sandwich Fire Department is happy to offer the “File of Life” to all residents of the Sandwich Community Fire Protection District.

Visit the station 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  When visiting please bring medications, emergency information and doctor information with you.

This is a program to better prepare the ambulance crew if we have to respond to an emergency for any individual within our district. If you have any questions or can not make it to the station, call 815-786-9241 or contact us.

Medical emergencies can happen anytime. When they do, there is confusion, panic and urgency. Paramedics arrive on the scene with no information about the person in need. Seconds count – they can make the difference between life and death. Does the patient have prior medical conditions? Allergies? What medications are they taking? Who do they want us to call? How do we contact their family or friends? File of Life puts these answers at their fingertips. It allows first responders to immediately begin the best possible treatment, notify loved ones, and pass this vital data on to awaiting physicians at the emergency room.

File of Life has already saved thousands of lives. It is an absolute asset to emergency preparedness, and peace of mind, for every household and community across the nation.

File of Life is designed to keep all important medical information in one safe location – most importantly, the File of Life logo is recognized by first responders throughout the U.S. and Canada. In an emergency, police, EMTs and firefighters know they will find everything they need wherever they find the File of Life refrigerator magnets, car pouches and personal wallet inserts.