ICE (In Case of Emergency)
Programming emergency contact information into your cell phone under the listing "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) and carrying BSO's ICE identification card in a wallet or purse can assist first responders in contacting family and friends in the event you're involved in an emergency.
Approximately 1,400 people treated by BSO paramedics annually were unable to communicate with rescuers due to illness or trauma. Emergency contact information is frequently vital to facilitate treatment during life-threatening situations.
To program ICE into your cell phone:
- Access the address book feature of your cell phone.
- Enter the name ICE.
- Enter the phone number of your husband, wife, parent or whomever needs to know about you in case of an emergency.
You may also register your ICE information with your driver's license. Visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.
In addition, download and print BSO's ICE card and carry it in your wallet or purse.
The I.C.E. program was originally developed in 2004 in the United Kingdom by first responder Bob Brotchie and quickly spread into other countries.
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