Accidents and illness are an unfortunate reality of our daily life. Being prepared in the event of an accident or sudden illness, such as a car accident or heart attack, will allow first responders to make the best of a difficult situation. As part of our on-going commitment to the local community, Roger R. Foisy Professional Corporation has developed a program to offer complimentary ICE (In Case Of Emergency) cards.
ICE is an internationally recognized term amongst first responders and emergency services personnel whereby having an ICE card or an ICE contact in your cell phone allows personnel to promptly contact the family member or friend that serves as your emergency contact.
If you or a loved one is injured in an motor vehicle accident whether as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian or suffers from the sudden onset of a life-threatening medical condition having an ICE card in your wallet when you are out driving, in your pocket when you go for a run, or attached to your child’s helmet or backpack when they are out of your reach can make all the difference when first responders are trying to contact your next of kin or your child’s parent or guardian. In addition, if you are seriously injured, in shock, unconscious or somehow unable to speak or remember such details as emergency contacts, the ICE card will be able to speak for you. By being able to quickly contact someone who knows you well first responders and hospital personnel will be informed of any allergies, medications, and any other relevant health information that can affect your treatment.
While it is also important to program ICE contacts into your cell phone, many people choose to lock their cell phones with passwords for security reasons. Also in case of an accident cell phones may become damaged, therefore, first responders are unable to identify the ICE contact programmed in your phone. As ICE cards can be carried in wallets, attached to cycling helmets or attached to backpacks they are easily viewable for emergency services personnel. Even if you do carry other identification with you, such as a driver’s license, this information does not have any information about who you would like called in case of an emergency. The ICE card speaks for you in an emergency situation. For children who may not otherwise have any identification information on them or for those that go for runs or cycle who choose not to carry bulky wallets or important identification cards, ICE cards are a simple and effective alternative. We have made sure to advise emergency services personnel in surrounding communities to look out for our specific ICE card when responding to situations.
If you want the extra protection and peace of mind that an ICE card has to offer, simply request an ICE card.
Provide us with the first name of your ICE contact and a phone number where they can be reached. If you want to add a second ICE contact, include their information as well. If you would like to request multiple for your children or spouse or have one in your wallet and another on your cycling helmet we’ll do that as well.
The community focus of this program means that we are offering ICE cards to all members of the community; this program is not restricted in any way to our clients. Any information you provide will not be used in any way for marketing purposes and your information will not be stored in any computer database. No one wants to think about being in an accident or suffering a sudden life-threatening illness, but by taking precautions and being prepared for the worst you will be able to provide yourself and your loved ones with extra protection and support.