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COLUMBIA -- A new program aiding emergency response is coming to Columbia, according to an announcement from the Columbia Fire Department, MU Healthcare and Boone Hospital.

The File of Life program aims at helping emergency responders when patients are unable to communicate with them. Residents list their medical information on a form, place it in a fireproof file and put it on their fridge. The form includes prescriptions, allergies, medical history and emergency contacts.

Budgeters in Cole County face budget gap

Nov 1, 2012
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An underestimate of salaries from Cole County’s Emergency Medical Services department has a left a 72-thousand dollar gap in the budget, forcing the county to dig into its reserves.