ICE can potentially save your life

Did you know ICE could save your life? We don’t mean frozen water, though. We mean "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) information.


Experts recommend that every driver and passenger in any type of vehicle has not only an ICE card, but an ICE entry in their phone. ICE information should include your name, your age, emergency contacts (such as a spouse or family member), your physician’s name, plus any medications you are taking or any allergies you might have.


Put your ICE information on an index card and store it in your wallet or purse. You can also put a card in your vehicle’s console or glove box. Riding a bike? Put an ICE card under your seat. In your home, put an ICE card on your refrigerator. This is especially important for the elderly. Taking a walk? Put an ICE card in your pocket.


Following these steps will allow any first responders to have critical, potentially life-saving information about you in the event of a serious accident where you are incapacitated. First responders know to look for these cards. They’re also trained to look at your cell phone to find ICE info.  


To enter ICE info into your phone, create a new contact. The first name should be ICE. The last name should be the full name of the person who is your emergency contact. If you have facial recognition or thumbprint lock on your phone, set your lock screen as a screen shot of your ICE info.

We sincerely hope there is never a time these cards are needed, but in the event they are, you'll be glad you took the time to make them.

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