SWEDESBORO – The Cheega Funeral Home, located in Swedesboro, and in conjunction with its 40th Anniversary of service to the community, is investing back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives.
Owner/manager Dennis Cheega recognized a very unique opportunity to assist the local first responder in the surround area through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives.
The Vitalboard is comprised of a write-on/wipe off magnetic memo board that can be affixed to refrigerators. These useful boards will have a Monday through Sunday planner, shopping list, note area, and important phone numbers section. A wet erase marker with mounting clip will accompany the board, which should be placed on the front of the refrigerator door.
What makes the Vitalboard’s initiative unique is that on the reverse side of each one, there is room for each resident to record critical health information. This vital information includes questions taken from surveyed EMS/Fire/Police and ER staff, and represents a portion of the required documentation needed in the event of a medical emergency.
This “need to know” information could help save a life if the resident is unable to speak or is otherwise incapacitated. Homeowners are instructed to fill out this information as accurately and legible as possible.
A small waterproof sticker is also included, which should be affixed on or near the front door of each residence. In the event of an emergency at a residence, first responders can identify the location of the Vitalboard to retrieve the homeowner’s vital information.
These boards can easily to taken on the ambulance to the hospital, where ER staff can further access this critical information., Remember time is of the essence when saving lives.
Through the sponsoring of the Vitalboard’s initiative by the Cheega Funeral Home, a generous donation is being made to the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation, a very worthy cause that assists those left behind by firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
If interested in obtaining a Vitalboard, at no charge and no obligation, simply call the funeral home at 856-467-0030, leave your name and address and it will be either mailed or delivered directly to you. Or call and let us know you will be passing by and would like to pick up a board.