February 7, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
or 502-8262 pager
PCSO Vial Of Life Program Gains Sponsorship
The Polk County
Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that Martin Drug is the new
sponsor of the Vial of Life Program. Martin Drug, which is located at 437
Central Avenue in Lakeland, is a neighborhood pharmacy that has serviced
Polk County citizens for nearly 45 years. As an independently owned
company, Martin Drug caters to the needs of citizens by providing services
such as free prescription delivery and specialized flavoring of pediatric
The Polk County Sheriff's Office will recognize Martin Drug Pharmacy
Consultant Robyn Smith for her commitment as a sponsor of the Vial of Life
Program on February 11, 2002, 9 a.m., at the Lake Pointe Village
clubhouse, located at 2200 State Road 37 North in Mulberry. Polk
County Sheriff's Office Colonel Grady Judd and Major Jeff Tebo will be in
attendance to recognize Ms. Smith.
The Vial of Life Program is a national program designed to provide
emergency personnel with pertinent patient information. This
information is readily available to emergency personnel in the event that
a victim is unable to speak for himself/ herself.
The program consists of a plastic vial, 2 stickers, 2 medical information
forms, and is free of charge. Additional medical forms are given to
family members, if needed. The Polk County Sheriff's Office
purchases inserts and labels that are inserted in a plastic vial, along
with an instruction sheet that contains patient medical information.
An orange sticker is placed on the outside of the vial and another sticker
is placed on the outside of the individual's refrigerator door. The
vial is then placed inside the refrigerator for emergency personnel's use.
Polk County Sheriff's Office volunteers assist in preparing the vials for
The vial of Life Program is especially popular among Polk's senior
residents. In addition to neighborhood presentations, the Sheriff's
Office conducts presentations regarding the program at various health
fairs and mall events throughout Polk County.
Click here for
additional information about the Vial of Life Program.
News media representatives are invited to attend the event.