WAXAHACHIE — Wayne Boze Funeral Home has invested back into the community with a promotion that could save lives. Funeral home owner, Wayne Boze, recognized a unique opportunity to assist local first responders by investing in "The Vitalboards" initiative.

According to the Vitalboards press release, the initiative, available at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 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 Vitalboards initiative unique is that on the reverse side of each one, there is room for each resident to record critical health information.

The release explains that the 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 legibly as possible and then should affix the small weatherproof sticker — also included — on or near the front door of each residence.

In the event of an emergency at the residence, first responders can identify the location of the Vitalboard on display, to retrieve the homeowner’s vital information. These boards can then be easily taken on the ambulance to the hospital, where ER staff can further access this critical information.

Also, Boze is requesting that residents download the "Vital ICE App" from either the Apple App Store or Google Play for most any smartphone and enter in funeral home's unique code — #1826. Questions about the app can be answered at www.vitalboards.com/vitalice.

Wayne Boze Funeral Home is making this potentially lifesaving app available for free to download in the community in a showing of gratitude.