Fire Departments turning to Lifekey to keep firefighters safe during unforeseen emergencies

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A helmet sticker and a smartphone could save a firefighter’s life.

A sticker from the Lifekey company will be affixed to the fire helmet of 120 firefighters in the city of Hendersonville. The sticker is linked to a cell phone app, that once filled out can be accessed by supervisors during an emergency.

The medical information contained on the app could tell EMS crews about the firefighter’s blood type, any allergies, previous medical history, hospital of preference, and even contact information.

The sticker and app are meant to replace laminated cards that firefighters in Hendersonville clipped to their helmets or gear at a fire scene.

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