With great appreciation to Kedz Funeral Home, the South Toms River First Aid Squad are now using a life-saving initiative called Vitalboards.
The Vitalboards initiative, which will be Available to homeowners In the local area that reside within Toms River and South Toms River, is comprised of a write-on / wipe-off magnetic memo board that can be affixed to refrigerators. These useful boards will have a Monday through Sunday planner, shopping list, note area and important phone numbers section. A wet erase marker with mounting clip will accompany the board, which should be placed on the front of the refrigerator
What makes the Vitalboards initiative unique is that on the reverse side of each one, there is room for each resident to record critical health information. This vital information includes questions taken from surveyed EMS / Fire / Police and ER staff, and represents a portion of the required documentation needed in the event of a medical emergency. This ‘need to know’ information could help save a life if the resident is unable to speak or is otherwise incapacitated. Homeowners are instructed to fill out this information as accurately and legibly as possible. A small weatherproof sticker is also included, which should be affixed on or near the front door of each residence.
In the event of an emergency at a residence, first responders can identify the location of the Vitalboard on display (identified by a ‘V’ logo at the bottom of each one or located on your window), to retrieve the homeowner’s vital information. These boards can then be easily taken on the ambulance to the hospital, where ER staff can further access this critical information. Remember, time is of the essence when saving lives!
Through the sponsoring of the Vitalboards initiative by Kedz Funeral Home, a generous donation will be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), a very worthy cause that assists those left behind by Firefighters who have died in the line of duty. For more information on how you can donate directly to the NFFF Squad please contact them at 301-447-1365 or visit: http://www.firehero.org.