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Keep an ICE card in your wallet and it will help lifesavers in case of emergency. It’s free, fast and there’s no registration! Simply fill your details in and print. Your data will not be stored or shared with third parties.Tweet
What is ICE?
In case of emergency (ICE) is a program that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, as well as hospital personnel, to contact the next of kin of the owner of a mobile phone to obtain important medical or support information (the phone must be unlocked and working). The phone entry (or entries) should supplement or complement written (such as wallet, bracelet, or necklace) information or indicators. The programme was conceived in the mid-2000s and promoted by British paramedic Bob Brotchie in May 2005. It encourages people to enter emergency contacts in their mobile phone address book under the name "ICE". Alternatively, a person can list multiple emergency contacts as "ICE1", "ICE2", etc. The popularity of the program has spread across Europe and Australia, and it has started to grow into North America.
ICE numbers stored in phones are no longer a useful solution, as most modern smart phones are locked with a passcode. This prevents medical staff from gaining access to your emergency contact. There is, however, another item you have on you at practically all times - your wallet. While credit and ID cards have your name, more information is often needed in an emergency. Having all the essential information accessible on one card could help medical responders provide the best help and care, and to contact your next of kin promptly. Information about medications and allergies facilitates making fast decisions about treatments. And, especially in the case of heavy blood loss, it is important for emergency staff to know your blood type.
Print an ICE card yourself
We don’t all have perfect handwriting. The ICE card with its printed text overcomes this issue. Fill in the form below, and it will be converted into your own printable PDF file. Simply cut out the card, and put it into your wallet. If you do not know or remember your blood type, don’t worry, you are not alone. You can just select the question mark. If you have any allergies, chronic conditions or medications, you can type those under health information.
Or if you want to have durable ICE card that lasts for really long time, check ICE gear™ shop. You can also buy a set of small ICE tags there.
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