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Creedmoor PD File of Life Program

Post Date:12/13/2019 4:34 PM

Creedmoor Police Department Teams Up with Local Businesses for File of Life Program

State Farm File of LifeThe Creedmoor Police Department has teamed up with Creedmoor Drug Company, State Farm Insurance and the Kerr-Tar Council of Government to provide our senior and disabled citizens with a potentially life-saving tool, the File of Life.

The File of Life program is designed to potentially make the difference between life and death by providing vital information (medical concerns, medications, allergies, emergency contacts, etc.) to first responders in an emergency. File of Life programs have been implemented in almost 5,000 communities and 14 million homes in the U.S. The success of the File of Life format is its ease of use for citizens, and ability to be immediately recognized by local EMTs, police, and fire departments.

The Creedmoor Police Department has chosen to focus our File of Life program on senior and disabled citizens during the initial implementation. Citizens who register will receive a magnetic information pouch to place on their refrigerator, a personal/medical information card, and a window decal for their home. In addition to these valuable resources, our police department is taking this program one-step further with a strong focus on reaching out to our seniors and citizens with disabilities within the commUNITY. 

File of Life registration is simple and can be completed with a basic form that is returned to the Creedmoor Police Department (111 Masonic Street). Once the registration is collected,staff will add the information to our records so officers on normal patrols can check on registered citizens on occasion. This routine check-in will remind our seniors and disabled citizens they are important to us, our commUNITY, and further our efforts to strengthen the #teamcreedmoor family. Additionally, during these check-ins officers will be available to assist with simple tasks that aren’t as simple anymore; things like retrieving mail, rolling in/out trash carts, or changing a light bulb. Creedmoor Drug File of Life

“None of this would have been possible without the dedication of our program coordinator, Officer Lauren Guida, and our corporate sponsors including, Mr. Bobby Wheeler, Mayor of Creedmoor and owner of the Creedmoor Drug Company, Mr. Blake Burd, Owner and Agent for State Farm Insurance in Creedmoor, the Kerr-Tar Council of Government, and Mrs. Cheryl Carrier, Granville County South Granville Senior Center Coordinator. These individuals and their organizations have stepped up and demonstrated through actions and support how important our people are, and our commUNITY is to them,” stated Chief of Police Keith King. File of Life packets are available at the Creedmoor Police Department, Creedmoor Drug Company (108 N. Main St), State Farm Insurance (506 N. Main St.) and the South Granville Senior Center (2539 Sam Moss Hayes Rd).  

For more information about the “File of Life” program or to schedule an information presentation/registration event for your neighborhood, local civic group or church, please email Officer Lauren Guida at lguida@cityofcreedmoor.org.  For more information about Granville County Senior Services, you can email Mrs. Cheryl Carrier at cheryl.carrier@granvillecounty.org
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