File of LIFE

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The Village of Western Springs File of LIFE (Lifesaving Information for Emergencies) program allows residents to communicate with emergency responders even if they're unresponsive.

The File of LIFE, a bright red plastic pouch, contains an information sheet for residents to indicate their medical history, prescriptions, allergies, and emergency contacts. This pouch is placed on the door or 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 LIFE pouches are FREE and can be picked up at Fire Station 1 located at 4353 Wolf Road or by contacting FF. Jason Grant at

The File of LIFE is a nationally recognized program. This program is sponsored by Western Springs Fire and Rescue Association. If you would like more information, please call 708-246-1800 x 174