Written by Phil Cerroni
The Irving Fire Department reminds everyone they offer a Vial of L.I.F.E. (Life-saving Information for Emergencies) program free of charge to Irving residents age 60 or older or for residents who have disabilities or medical conditions.
The Vial of L.I.F.E. program is designed to assist paramedics when they enter a residence and the patient is unable to communicate for any reason. The dispatch office marks the address as having a Vial of L.I.F.E., making paramedics aware when they enter the residence to look for the magnet on the refrigerator and the vial will be on the top shelf of the refrigerator. In the vial will be a medical form with all medical information pertaining to the person living there.
To apply for a kit, complete an application which can be obtained by calling 972.721.2651, or by visiting the Fire Department Web site at www.cityofirving.org/fire, Click on “Vial of L.I.F.E.” then “Vial of L.I.F.E.-Brochure” print and drop it off at Fire Administration or any Fire Station. Once the application is turned in, the resident will receive a kit which contains a vial, a medical form and a magnet.
Source: City of Irving Fire Department