UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

File of Life

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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 has been approximately One Thousand "Files of Life" distributed in the Williamsburg area.

The "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 home's.


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.

The "File of Life" is distributed free of charge by the Williamsburg Fire and Police Departments. Anyone interested in obtaining the packet should call Senior Police Officer Aundrea Holiday at the Community Engagement Unit at (757) 259-7212 or email at

Police Patch clr     Community Engagement Unit
425 Armistead Ave.
     Williamsburg, VA 23185
     Phone: (757) 220-2331
     Emergency: 911