The Fonthill Lions Club offers ‘Message in a Bottle’ Kits Free of Charge to our local community. While the program is focused on the more vulnerable people in the community, anyone can fall down the stairs or have an accident in the home.
The program is based on a similar initiative that was created in Ireland and launched successfully here in Canada by the Napanee Lions Club.
The program facilitates access by first responders to a victim’s personal medical information in the event of an emergency situation in their home. The Lions Message in a Bottle project is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical information on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge.
Here’s a video that describes the program in detail:
The Lions Message in a Bottle project is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical information on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge.
By informing whether a person is on special medication or whether they have allergies, it is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users, their families and friends. At a minimum it will save the First Responders valuable time identifying a person and their emergency contacts.
The kit comprises of a bottle, a form and two stickers.
The system is simple and the instructions are easy to follow. Complete the details on the form. Put the completed form in the bottle and place it in the door compartment of your fridge. Place one of the special Green Cross Emergency stickers on the inside of your front door and the other one on the door of the fridge. Emergency responders will be alerted that medical information is located in the fridge.
The bottle can be transported with the patient to the hospital to aid first treatment in the emergency unit.
For additional information about Message in a Bottle please contact Lion Jake Dilts at (905)892-8327 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org