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Old 04-28-2011, 12:17 PM   #1
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ICE - In Case of Emergency

As a full-timer I am almost never in my home state. So when I'm out and about town alone and for some reason I should have an accident and become unconscious, there is no way anyone would know where I'm staying or who to contact. So my solution is to make an ICE(In Case of Emergency) card. It's a piece of paper that I laminate with the address of where I'm staying and a contact number or two which I keep in my wallet. When I change locations I simply make a new card. This way someone can always be notified and I'm sure to get necessary medical attention.


I'm curious what other RV'ers do when they're in a similar situation.
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Never thought about that situation, but it is a great point and what you do is a great idea.
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As a full-timer I am almost never in my home state. So when I'm out and about town alone and for some reason I should have an accident and become unconscious, there is no way anyone would know where I'm staying or who to contact. So my solution is to make an ICE(In Case of Emergency) card. It's a piece of paper that I laminate with the address of where I'm staying and a contact number or two which I keep in my wallet. When I change locations I simply make a new card. This way someone can always be notified and I'm sure to get necessary medical attention.


I'm curious what other RV'ers do when they're in a similar situation.
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.
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Since my contacts sort alphabetically, I put a lower case a in front of the ICE. First contacts listed are always the ICE #'s.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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An excellent suggestion of the phone. Never thought of it, I'm surprised there isn't an app for it. An icon can be put on the home screen.

ON EDIT: I just went to the Android Market and there are a few ICE apps I'll have to explore.
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An excellent suggestion of the phone. Never thought of it, I'm surprised there isn't an app for it. An icon can be put on the home screen.
Just found several apps in the Droid market.
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Umm, maybe I'm missing something here, but why would you need an "app" for an ICE entry in your cellphone address book?
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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.
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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.
Super Idea! This will be my next very simple but great addition to the rig. ICE on my cell phone is already done. In there is a note to tell them know of my allergy too.

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Umm, maybe I'm missing something here, but why would you need an "app" for an ICE entry in your cellphone address book?
See Post #3. I was not aware that first responders check your cell phone.
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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.
That's a good piece of advice. During an emergency the last thing you want to be doing is looking for an address.
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try downloading Med Helper to your phone. You can put alot of medical information in there.

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Belgian- Good idea.....
DW and I have cell phones from verizon with a ICE key at the top of the keypad. Emergency contacts, Doctors and medical info all listed under that key. Something similiar should be available from other providers. (just basic phones, not new smart phones)
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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.
This does not work when you keep your cell phone locked for security if lost or stolen. The card idea/suggetion seems much more practical.
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