ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Roxbury Township Police Department has partnered with the Roxbury Woman’s Club for the Vial of Life program.
Vial of Life is a way to have your medical information on hand just in case of an emergency. This is especially important as we get older due to medical changes and medications. When we arrive at someone’s house and they are experiencing a medical emergency, the person may be unconscious or unable to think clearly, this is where the Vial of Life comes in.
The Roxbury Woman’s Club started The Vial of Life Program in Roxbury Township. The group put together hundreds of bags and provided the police department with the Vial of Life packages to hand out to the community.
The Vial of Life form is filled out and will include things like, current medications you take, what is your blood pressure normally, what past medical conditions do you suffer from, mental health issues, allergies, your doctor’s name and phone number and who can we call in case of an emergency.
Once filled out you place the form back in the plastic bag and hang it on your refrigerator. Roxbury police officers are now trained to look on the refrigerator for these forms when we enter your home. This very informative and lifesaving packet will then accompany you to the hospital.
If you are a Roxbury resident with medical issues, mental health difficulties, you are a senior or you have a senior in your life that lives in Roxbury Township, these packages are in the lobby of the police department.
“We are excited to partner with the Roxbury Woman’s Club on this amazing program!,” police said.