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File of Life

Pennfield Township Fire Department introduces “File of Life” program:

More than 90% of medical emergency calls are treated without knowledge of the patient’s medical history.  The File of Life card enables emergency personnel to obtain a quick and accurate medical history when a patient is unable to offer one.  The card also eliminates the risk of a patient forgetting to mention something important.

The card, which is kept in a red plastic pocket labeled FILE OF LIFE, lists the patient name, emergency medial contact, insurance policy, social security number, health problems, medications, dosages, allergies, recent surgery, religion, and a health care proxy.  The entire pocket is held with a magnet to the outside of the refrigerator.  an additional smaller card can be filled out and carried in a purse or wallet.

If you have a medical condition, you are encouraged to complete a FILE OF LIFE card from the PTFD. Contact the department for more information.

Benefits to emergency personnel:

  • Faster help for citizens in emergencies.
  • Instantly know medical history of patient.
  • Corrective treatment can begin at once.

Benefits to hospital emergency staff:

  • on arrival, data is immediately available to medical staff.
  • no wasted time getting information from a confused patient.

Benefits to each individual:

  • Peace of mind knowing they will have prompt and quality care.
  • Assurance that proper person will be notified quickly.


Pennfield Charter Township

20260 Capital Avenue N.E.
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017


Office Hours

Mon-Thu: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Closed

Call Us

Phone: ( 269) 968-8549 
Fax: (269) 968-2021