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#243960 - 03/29/12 02:50 AM "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT
UrbanKathy Offline
Newbie

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Queens, NYC
A very dear friend of mine took a terrible, terrible fall this morning. She has a habit of not taking ID when she does a quick run to the stores. So today she only had her cell phone on her. My number was the first listed in the "In Case of Emergency" slot on her phone. I got a call at work from the EMTs because they didn't know her name (she couldn't tell them) or her medical history. So here is case where an FDNY EMT actually did use a cell phone in an emergency. Please...fill in your emergency numbers...and always take ID.

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#243966 - 03/29/12 05:29 AM Re: "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT [Re: UrbanKathy]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384
Sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she's alright.

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#243980 - 03/29/12 12:55 PM Re: "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT [Re: UrbanKathy]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1539
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
to echo Bingley, I hope she is all right

in addition to an ICE phone number stored in your cell phone...its pretty easy to generate a list of emergency personal contact numbers (be sure to save the list as your relatives may change numbers as often as mine do), doctor's office, and list of prescription medications... reduce print size, and DIY laminate with a piece of heavy duty clear packing tape... place in your wallet in the driver's license pocket...

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#243984 - 03/29/12 03:30 PM Re: "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT [Re: UrbanKathy]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2958
Loc: USA
I'm sorry to hear about your friend, UrbanKathy. Thank you for letting us know about FDNY using a phone that way.

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#243995 - 03/29/12 04:17 PM Re: "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT [Re: UrbanKathy]
Snake_Doctor
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I'm sorry about your friends accident. I wish her a speedy recovery. My cell doesn't have an ICE application.

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#244003 - 03/29/12 04:57 PM Re: "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT [Re: UrbanKathy]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2335
just add "ICE" or " In case of emergency" and the cell numbers in your phone book -- That's where they'll look.

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#244038 - 03/29/12 07:39 PM Re: "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT [Re: UrbanKathy]
MDinana Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2184
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
Not to be a downer, but I never have used ICE either as an EMT or a physician. Too busy w/ other things ...

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#244040 - 03/29/12 08:12 PM Re: "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT [Re: UrbanKathy]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2958
Loc: USA
If whatever gets me doesn't get my phone, hopefully the hospital will call my wife once I'm stabilized.

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#244041 - 03/29/12 08:17 PM Re: "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT [Re: chaosmagnet]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4932
Loc: SOCAL
Road ID -- I have one in bright yellow. Otherwise not affiliated.

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#244043 - 03/29/12 08:32 PM Re: "In Case of Emergency" slot on cell phones and EMT [Re: Russ]
acropolis5 Online   content
Enthusiast

Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 344
Consider signing-up with the Medic Alert Foundation (a not for profit)and obtaining their engraved neck medallion or bracelet. Even if you have no defined medical need for this ID, you can have your name, blood type, religion, emergency contact number, allergies,etc., engraved on the back of the rather inconspicious medallion/brecelet. You also have the Foundation's "800" number and your registration number. The police/hospital can call their registry and get your complete medical history (you submit it when you sign up), along with other emergency and contact info. A life membership allows you to update for free. EMTS and police know to look for them on your neck/wrist along with a wallet card containing more details (e.g. a list of your daily meds). Cheap insurance. Usual disclaimers.

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