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Old 04-28-2011, 10:34 PM   #15
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All good suggestions...
Another one for house and RV is to have a list of your MEDS and emergency contact information (family, doctors and preferred hospital) and any other special instructions attached to your refrigerator. Emergency Responders are taught to check the refrigerator for perishible MEDS and the assumption is that every home has a refrigerator.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:40 PM   #16
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i have a dog tag with info on it
i ordered it from the back pages of Runners World (very cheap to order)
when i go for my morning run i wear it - otherwise i would never have any ID on me
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:31 AM   #17
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We have a card over the drivers seat with our contact back home name and address and phone number. In the 'toad' we carry a card with the name of the camp ground we are staying at and our cell numbers on it. We have an ''EMERGENCY'' number in our cells with our cell numbers in it.
As I see it the great problem is that when you are camping and you have a ''problem'' and you cant talk, they will need to know how to get in touch with your spouse. JMHO....

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Old 04-29-2011, 10:08 AM   #18
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In addition to ICE 1 and ICE 2 listings in my phone I wear a necklace (Dog tag? Well different shape, it is a circle) and a braclet (Oval) both carry a well known symbol:he caduceus ( /kəˈdjuːsəs/ or /kəˈdjuːʃəs/; from Greek κηρύκειον kērukeion "herald's staff"[2] ) is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology.

(info courtesy of Winkepedia) and two words "Medic Alert"

on the back is a listing of my major medical conditions and two numbers, one is a 1-800 type phone number and the other is my Medic Alert ID

A medic, or doctor, calls the 1-800 type, gives them his id and fax number, gives him MY ID number and the very same phone numbers listed in ICE-1 and ICE 2, along with a list of meds I take, doctors I see and more.. Appears on his fax machine.. Just like magic.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:16 AM   #19
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I'm always amazed at the number of "new" "improved" and "always" things that I read on here. I spent 32 years as a Fire first responder to thousands of incidents, everything from freeway car crashes to mom doesn't feel good. The best method of giving the fire officer the information he/she needs is a drivers license sized card, kept with the drivers license with emergency phone #'s, addresses, allergies, meds and doses taken, and any specific information that might be pertinent. For example, dogs in motorhome. Sometimes this tips us that if you and SO are going to be incapacitated someone will try to take care of your animals until you get back.

I can tell you that I NEVER checked a cell phone for an ICE number. I ALWAYS checked wallets/purses for ID if the patient/bystanders weren't able to provide it. After a car crash who knows which cell phone belongs to whom? Who's to say the phone is even still in the car, accessible, still working? That piece of paper in my wallet has never run down it's battery. Your wallet/purse had PICTURE ID, you cell phone, not so likely. The listing for "mom" might be my mom, my wife, my wife's mom, or the Museum of Motoring.

For those of us moving around regularly to different cities and camp areas, another card with the current address listed can be added. (preferrably with the license, emergency card and proof of insurance. I've seen some of your wallets, make it easy please) Just add the new address below the previous, we'll be able to find your RV then.

I'm sure others will argue just the opposite, that their department is so modern and magnificent that the cell phone is like the Rosetta Stone. So be it. I can only tell you my experience.
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Off the subject, but I just got an Android App that allows you to tether your Android to a laptop and use the internet. Much better than the small screen. It isn't exactly approved by Android, but it shows up as regular minutes and we have an unlimited account. It is great for when you don't have WiFi. Free for the lite version and $9.99 for the paid version which I decided to get. Look up on the internet under Easy Tether.
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Don't want to change subject here too much, but we also have a white board above the door with the address of where we are. Should we need to call 911 from our cell phone we can tell the paramedics where to come.

You make a good point.. BY FEDERAL LAW, Cellular providers MUST provide location of call information to an ENHANCED 9-1-1 center.

Try though I might I could not convince my supervisor to apply for that upgrade, I could not even get him to apply for simple name/number caller ID (Well that finally did happen 2 supervisors later)

So you must be prepared to say WHERE you are.

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Off the subject, but I just got an Android App that allows you to tether your Android to a laptop and use the internet. Much better than the small screen. It isn't exactly approved by Android, but it shows up as regular minutes and we have an unlimited account. It is great for when you don't have WiFi. Free for the lite version and $9.99 for the paid version which I decided to get. Look up on the internet under Easy Tether.
I've tried easy tether (free version). Little clumsy but worked. Better still is if you have Android OS 2.2 or higher, your phone is already a portable wifi. Just turn Mobile AP on in the "settings" and your phone becomes a wireless router that the laptop will recognize as a wifi signal. (You can secure the signal so everyone doesn't tap into your signal). Makes Easy Tether a waste of time/money. Your speed will depend on the strength of the wireless signal (eg. 3G or 4G or something else).
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The card is a good idea but I have also been advised by First Responders that you should also put an "ICE" entry in your cell phone. First Responders and medical personnel are taught to check your phone contacts and look for "ICE" if there is no one else around to talk to. So DW and I both have ICE entries with each other's respective cell phone number listed.
Good advice. I have four ICEs in my phone (in case one or more are not available): D/W home, D/W cell, son and daughter.
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David, I have a Droid with 2.2.2 software. I looked all through setting and could not find out how to do it. Please give me some more detailed directions. It would be great.
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