Neighborhood Emergency Team
The Vial of Life program has been very popular
starting 6-7 years ago. A patient's in-depth medical history,
information on the next of kin, doctor, and hospital preference is
recorded on a pre-printed form. This information is placed in a
prescription bottle-type container and placed in the patientís
refrigerator in a pre-determined location. A sticker is placed on the
patientís refrigerator door, indicating a Vial of Life is inside.
Emergency personnel can access vital information on a patient, even if
the patient is unconscious. The Orlando Fire Department provides the
containers and all other materials needed for the Vial of Life Program
and performs Health Checks by appointment only.
If your community or organization is interested in
participating in the Vial of Life Program, please contact the Division
of Public Relations.