Why should I use the file of life?
During emergencies, seconds count. Vital information, such
as past medical history, allergies, medications, or persons
to contact is required to provide the best possible care.
The File of Life provides this critical information in the
event the patient is incapacitated or unable to respond to
questions. It could HELP SAVE YOUR LIFE.
The FILE OF LIFE idea was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut a few years
ago. More information about starting such a program in another area, is
File of Life -
The South Milwaukee Fire Department promotes the use of the
File of Life Program for seniors and others with special
A medical information form is completed by the resident and
kept in a folder stored on the refrigerator by an attached
magnet. This file assists emergency personnel in obtaining
important emergency information.
The "File of Life" kits are free of charge to South
Milwaukee residents. For more
information or to obtain the File of Life, please contact us
at (414) 768-8191 or by
If you have a File of Life and would like a new form, you
download and print a copy.