A person's medical information is entered onto a form which is placed in the medicine vial. This vial is placed on the top right shelf in the refrigerator. Stickers are placed in a window at the front entrance or on the door of the home or apartment to alert personnel responding to the call where to locate this information. Types of information needed are: medication list, Advanced Directive, Do Not Resuscitate wishes, photo or any other information that may help EMS personnel if you are non-responsive.
The Emergency Beacon is an ordinary 60 watt light bulb that becomes a flashing signal for help, with the flip of a switch. The flashing beacon directs police, fire, and EMS personnel right to your door. In the event of an
emergency, call 911. Then activate the beacon by simply turning your light switch off and on twice. This program is recognized by the National Crime
Donated cell phones are checked by volunteers to insure they are in working order. The phones are then distributed to seniors for the purpose of calling 911 in case of an emergency. The senior will be given a demonstration of how to operate the cell phone, make a 911 call and what information to have ready for the dispatcher. They are also given information on how to care for the phone and must sign a release stating they understand how to operate and care for their cell phone.
Camp 9-1-1 is a free two-day camp for children ages 10 through 12.
The children learn how to provide first aid care, including CPR; they learn about the roles of emergency services - such as fire departments, police departments and ambulance services - in the community and they learn about these services as possible career choices.
This is a program for the community to get information, referrals and answers to questions regarding services and programs available in the lakeshore community. The website for this program is www.call-211.org