“Designed to speak for you when you can’t!”
The City of Evanston's File of L.I.F.E. (Lifesaving Information for Emergencies) program allows residents to communicate with emergency responders even if they're unresponsive.
The File of L.I.F.E., a plastic pouch with a bright red sticker, contains an information sheet for residents to indicate their medical history, prescriptions, allergies and emergency contacts. This pouch is placed inside the individual’s freezer where emergency response personnel have been trained to look when responding to medical emergencies. Other important information may be placed in the pouch: power of attorney, living will, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) documentation, etc.
Free File of L.I.F.E. pouches can be picked up at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., or at any of Evanston’s five fire stations. Residents can also fill out and print the File of L.I.F.E. Form online and store it in an easy-to-find, sealable plastic bag in their freezer. Tambien tiene la forma de File of L.I.F.E. en español.
The File of L.I.F.E. is a nationally-recognized program. This program is sponsored by the Evanston Police & Fire Foundation. If you would like more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.