Do you have a Vial Of Life? Pick one up, especially if they have a medical condition and/or are taking any prescribed medications or live alone.
The “Vial of Life” is a special brochure that holds your vital health care information and speaks for you when paramedics, firefighters or law enforcement respond to your home for an emergency. It informs emergency crews of any health issues you may have, and most important your “current” medications you are taking in the event you are unable to communicate due to a possible language barrier or are unconscious.
The Vials of Life are currently available at the main offices of the El Cajon Fire Department, 100 East Lexington Avenue. It also comes with a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) form and a health information card to carry in your wallet.
The Vial of Life was made possible through a grant provided by Grossmont Healthcare District. This generous donation made it possible for Lakeside Fire, San Miguel Fire Protection District, Santee Fire, Viejas Fire, and Heartland Fire & Rescue, serving the cities of El Cajon Fire, La Mesa Fire and Lemon Grove, to provide these Vials of Life.
If you would like a large quantity for your senior group or senior living facility, call (619) 441-1737.