File of Life Program
Note: The Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is not a supplier of the File of Life magnets.
The File of Life is a voluntary program designed to help your local first responders to quickly obtain in an emergency your necessary medical history, your support needs, and your emergency contact information. It could help save your life.
The File of Life is a refrigerator magnet with an attached red plastic pocket labeled “FILE OF LIFE”. In the plastic pocket is a tri-fold card on which you can record your vital emergency information. Fill in the information on the card. Remember, the information will help first responders to better assist you in an emergency.
When you finish filling out the card, fold it and place it back into the “FILE OF LIFE” plastic pocket and then place the whole thing on the outside of your refrigerator. Simple as that!
Don’t forget to keep your FILE OF LIFE information up to date!!