Message in a Bottle

One of these bottles could save your life

One of these bottles could save your life

On 6th January the Bishop’s Stortford Community First Responders, (the volunteer arm of the NHS 999 service), together with the Rotary Satellite Club of Bishop’s Stortford distributed green bottles in the centre of the town and provided the general public with further information about the message in a bottle scheme.

The scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form in the bottle kept in a common location – the door of the fridge. The emergency services will be able to find it in the event of being called to your home. They will know you have a bottle because of the labels taken from the bottle, which you will display. One fixed on the inside of the entrance door to your home, and the other on the door of your fridge.

The bottle and the scheme are free to the user. The form in the bottle that you fill in will allow the Emergency Services to save valuable time in identifying you and who to contact. Also the information on your illnesses, allergies, and the medication you are on, and the details of your GP, could indeed save your life.