The 24th District CAPS office is distributing free ID bracelets to seniors. Each bracelet carries a unique ID number that will identify the wearer in the event of an emergency.
The process is simple: Contact the 24th District Community Relations Office via phone (312/744-6321) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tell them you want to receive an ID bracelet. You’ll be asked to fill out a form that has your emergency contact info (name, address, DOB, name and phone number of emergency contact, doctor’s name, list of medications, etc.). That information will be securely and confidentially maintained by the CAPS office. You will then receive a bracelet with a unique ID number.
Should an emergency arise, first responders would relay that ID number to the police, who would access the information which you provided, thus ensuring that you are properly identified and the person(s) closest to you are immediately notified.
Thanks to the 24th District CAPS Office and Sgt. Shawn Sisk for providing such a useful service to senior citizens and their families.