Message in a Bottle Scheme

Let the emergency services know your medical history

The Message in a Bottle scheme helps emergency services personnel to save valuable time in identifying an individual very quickly and knowing if they have any allergies or take special medication.

The Message in a Bottle kit includes a standard form to be completed and is always kept in the fridge. Two stickers are provided: one for the fridge door and the other for inside of the front door.

Paramedics, police, fire-fighters and social services support this Lions life-saving initiative and know to look in the fridge when they see the Message in a Bottle stickers, supplied.

It is not just vulnerable people who benefit from Message in a Bottle. Anyone with health conditions could have an accident at home.

This Lions' Club initiative provides peace of mind that prompt and appropriate medical assistance can be provided, and next of kin / emergency contacts can be notified.

Where can I get a Message in a Bottle?

Surrey Prepared is working with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to promote Message in a Bottle to more vulnerable members of our community. A number of bottles have been made available at each Surrey Fire Station. These can be delivered to the community through Safe and Well Visits, Fire Station open days, when responding to 999 calls etc.

You may also find that you can obtain one through your local:

  • Neighbourhood Watch group
  • Age Concern
  • Housing Associations
  • Police Stations

To find out more information about the scheme visit the Lions' Club website

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