File of Life

File of Life NoticeAbout

The File of Life is a packet of information that includes a door decal, a File of Life information card, and a red vinyl cardholder. The information card should be completed, placed in the red vinyl cardholder, and placed on your refrigerator door. The File of Life decal should be placed on the door where emergency responders would enter your home. Each person in the home who has a medical or physical condition that could require emergency care needs to have their own File of Life.


The File of Life provides information to emergency responders on critical medical and emergency contact information at times when you may not be able to provide that information yourself. By using the File of Life, Emergency Responders can check your known medical conditions, ascertain what medications you may be taking, find out about any recent surgeries you may have had, and see if you are allergic to any medications. The information found in the File of Life will enable Emergency Responders to notify your relatives and caregivers about your medical emergency.

Why Complete the File of Life Form

Imagine that you are injured or suffer from a medical condition that temporarily renders you unconscious or otherwise unable to communicate effectively with fire and rescue personnel. Without important information about your medical problems, how will the Emergency Responder be able to quickly diagnose your condition and provide effective care? Without knowing what medicines you take, how will the paramedics know which drugs they can safely administer to you? Finally, without emergency contact information, how will the police let your relatives or caregivers know what has happened?

Contact Us

Free File of Life packets are available upon request to Moore County residents. If you would like to request a File of Life for yourself or for someone else you can complete and print the online form or email the Public Safety Department for more information.