While the orange prescription bottle doesn't contain medicine, its contents may save your life.
The "Vial of Life" is a plastic medicine bottle containing a piece of paper with a person's medical information on it. The Imperial County Sheriff's Office hopes people will keep these bottles in their homes and vehicles in case of medical emergencies.
The information will be invaluable to medical crews who may have to treat people in their homes or vehicles in the case of an emergency, said Jerry Godsey of the Sheriff's Office crime prevention unit.
The most critical time to treat an injured person is right after the injury occurs, time that's often wasted as medical crews try to figure out what's wrong, Godsey said.