Life Saving Information
In One Place
In an emergency, seconds count. First responders can lose up to 10 minutes of valuable time while tracking down vital patient information.
First File helps you keep all your information in one place. Put these items in your blue First File folder:
- Completed First File Basic Information Form
- A recent photograph of yourself
- A current medication list
- Advanced Directive Information (DNR, living will, power of attorney, etc.)
- Anything else First Responders need to know!
Then simply place your magnetic First File on your refrigerator! You’ll also want to affix the included First File sticker to the inside of your front door jam at eye level. That way First Responders know you have all your information ready for them in one place!
What is First File
“First+File” is designed to be of assistance to individuals, caregivers, and emergency personnel in an emergency situation. Information is collected and placed in a “First+File” folder, which is then attached on the refrigerator magnetically (or placed in the general area of the refrigerator) so that when emergency responders arrive on the scene, they and those with the individual in need are not hindered in the process of saving a life (due to the time required to seek information) or perform assistance that might put the individual in greater jeopardy.
Our goal is a 20% saturation in each of the communities in which we enter.
What We Can Offer
Who We Are
Up to 10 minutes of valuable time is lost during an emergency situation looking for medical information. First+File puts all medical information in one place in a convenient location.
First+File is placed on the refrigerator. On average a person goes to their refrigerator 3+ times a day. Place your logo on the folder and let your business be seen.
Reach your community by placing important information in your First+File folder.
Community involvement contributes to key business goals, improves reputation and attraction and retention of employees.
April Hazen is the Executive Director at First File. She has Bachelors degree in corrections and a Masters degree in management from Washburn University. She has worked as a juvenile and federal parole officer, a program director for adults with developmental disabilities, a supervisor for Kansas Department for Children and Families, a Director at Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, and as a funeral director for Davidson Funeral Home. “When I came up with the idea for First File, I wanted to leave this world a better place, I wanted to leave a legacy of doing good for others”. April’s goal is to have First Files in homes in all 50 States. “I love hearing stories about how First File has been used in emergency situations to assist first responders and save lives. I know First Files can make a huge impact, and that makes me excited to see what the future holds”.
John G. White
John lives in Lawrence Kansas with his amazing life partner Kristy Webb. A Bachelor of Arts Degree recipient from Ottawa University, John is a lifelong Kansas resident. Having most recently worked for the State of Kansas in the Department for Aging & Disability services as a Medicare Grants Regional Manager, and prior to that as the Senior Care Act – Older Americans Act Program Manager, John has always worked to assist others to access assistance. From being a Case Manager/Assessor with the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging (ECKAAA) for 9+ years, to being the Disability Coordinator for the Head Start program with the East Central Kansas Community Action Agency (ECKAN) John has worked with many populations in his professional journey. A proud veteran of the United States Navy from 1986-1990, John understands what service is about. John seeks to help others who serve in their community as Emergency Responders have the tools available when responding in an emergency. “If we at First File can save just 1 life as a result of the work we are doing with the Emergency Response Community and our Sponsors, then there is no amount of time or money that is too much. I truly believe that First File ‘Saves Time & Saves Lives’, what a simple and effective tool.”
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Every year over 20,000,000 calls are made to emergency dispatchers for emergency assistance. Please take a look around your house, and ask yourself this question:
If there was an emergency right now, do you have all your information in one place for the emergency responder to provide fast and efficient care.
We are teaming up with first responders across the country to provide FIRST+FILE to store medical information on the refrigerator. Providing responders immediate access to medical history can save lives.
"Immediately when I met with Jamie from FirstFile, I knew this was a product I needed to have in my county. The concept is simple, yet effective. There are no fancy apps to download or websites you have to log into, to get the vital information a first responder needs during an emergency. The process of filling out the information and placing the file is simple, which is great for our target audience, the senior citizens and others in my county... I am extremely excited about the vehicle version that is now available. Having been in Homeland Security & Emergency Management for 20 years now, I have heard several occasions where occupants of a vehicle that were unable to communicate vital information to the first responders during an emergency." - Jodi E. Richmond, Director of Lake County Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency
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"From the first time I met with John from FirstFile, I knew this was a product I needed to have in my county." J.D. Mersman KCEM; Director; Anderson County, KS Emergency Management Click to view the Letter Of Support
“We are proud to sponsor First+File in Crawford County. We know how important the files are to both the emergency responders as well as the community members who have them on their refrigerator” said Amy DeWitt, Administrator for Angels Care Home Health.