Vial of Life Project

A Division of the Bridge Building Foundation

a 501 (c) 3 Public Charity

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

Dear Mr. Miller,

It is encouraging to hear about your work with the Vial of Life Project. Vial of Life programs have become very popular in the last few years, with several thousands alone sponsored in the United States. It is good to know that there is another program available that does not have a cost to participate.

Medical Information programs in the Sacramento area have been sponsored by various organizations, i.e. service groups, medical associations, animal safety groups and individual citizens. Metro Fire provides our citizens with information on contacting local medical or aging services for information for information about the various, Medical Information programs, or how to search the Internet for such programs. We also recommend citizens place an information sheet with medical conditions, medication names and emergency contacts on the refrigerator door.

Metro Fire fighters have been provided training regarding emergency notice programs, like Vial of Life. Our firefighters will check the refrigerator door, medicine cabinet and other locations when we cannot get this medical information for the reporting party or patient.

Metro Fire supports the efforts of the non-profit Medical Information programs, but due to the numerous programs available, Metro Fire cannot endorse a single program. I do wish you great success with the Vial of Life Project. If you plan to take part in any safety events in the Sacramento area, please contact me to see if our agency can also participate.


Steve Turner, Captain

Community Services Division