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BE PREPARED! IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
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- Discussing what to do in the event you are badly injured in an accident isn't always a fun topic, however it is necessary. It's the first step in preparedness. Decide which of your closest friends and family you can trust in case of an emergency. Note: It's a good idea to have more than one person. Ask those people if you can list them as ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts.
It's Important to inform your chosen ICE Contacts about what to do in an emergency.
- Do you have any drug allergies?
- Are you a diabetic?
- Where can they access important documents
ICE Your Phone
Once you decide on ICE Contacts, put them in your cell phone's contact list. List names as: ICE - Person's Name
- Make sure your ICE contacts have a list of people they should contact on your behalf - including your place of work.
- Make sure your ICE numbers are those that are easy to contact. Example: a home number could be useless if the person works full time.
- Make sure your ICE contacts know any medical conditions that could affect your emergency treatment including current medications.
- If you're under 18, your ICE contact needs to be a parent or guardian authorized to make decisions on your behalf.
- Should an ICE contact be deaf, prefix them number with ICETEXT.
- For multiple ICE contacts, list as ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc.
ICE Your Home
- Put an ICE sticker on your cell phone to let Emergency personnel know where to look. The same can be done around your home. Put an ICE sticker on anything you want to grab in a hurry, such as a tool kit or non-perishable food. Looking for items bearing a sticker is easier and saves precious time in an emergency.