File of Life may very well be a lifesaver


Deputy Fire Chief Adam Hughes hands out file of life cards and pill boxes at Celeste Plaia during the Recreational Department's Senior BBQ Friday.

ROCHESTER — Members of the Rochester Hearth Division are searching for data to higher assist them look after residents.

The File of Life program is an informational survey residents are being requested to fill out. It asks about health-care wants, disabilities and present well being situations that may require particular care. The aim is to make it simpler for firefighters once they reply to a house within the occasion of a fireplace or different medical emergency, giving them particular data once they arrive.

Adam Hughes is deputy chief of prevention for the Rochester Fire Department.

Deputy Hearth Chief Adam Hughes stated the thought got here from a dialogue with an individual from Massachusetts who was visiting a neighborhood campground.

“We talked about the right way to talk medical wants throughout an emergency,’ Hughes stated. “I noticed the worth and the necessity for this kind of data. Individuals can not at all times clearly or successfully inform us their wants or their medical needs for therapy throughout an emergency.”


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