Within the past couple of years, many Kansas counties implemented Operation Red File a source for emergency medical information. Now is the time for Neosho, Bourbon, Allen and Woodson counties to review their Red File program.
Operation Red File creates a designated location to keep critical health information accessible to emergency responders. The program was created through the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). That agency has partnered with K-State Research and Extension throughout Kansas to distribute this important program.
The program is designed to help seniors and families with disabilities keep copies of key medical records and information at hand in case of emergencies. The red, magnetic folder is placed on the refrigerator where first responders will know to look for it. Information contained in the Red File can give instant access to medical history and current medications that help avoid delays in getting much needed medical help.