File of Life

File of Life

The File of Life program is designed for the elderly or any other person that has special medical needs. Since June 1996 there have been approximately One Thousand "Files of Life" distributed in the Williamsburg area.

File of Life EnvelopeThe "File of Life" is a red plastic envelope with a magnetic strip on the back, which has an insert card within that list personal medical data. The completed "File of Life" should be placed on the front door of the refrigerator in the kitchen. It should be in plain view of any emergency response personnel. Emergency teams are trained to look for the packet when responding to Williamsburg area homes.

Data Listed in File

The data listed includes:

  • Your Name
  • Address
  • Physician Name
  • Phone Number
  • Medication Taken
  • Recent Surgery
  • And other important information about medical insurance, living will, etc.

Obtaining a File of Life Packet

The "File of Life" is distributed free of charge by the Williamsburg Fire and Police Departments. Anyone interested in obtaining the packet should contact Officer Charles Stamper at the Community Engagement Unit.

  1. Community Engagement Unit

    Fax: (757) 259-7204
    Emergency Phone: 911

    TDD: (757) 890-3621