The ICE Campaign will Help Officers Contact Next of Kin in the Case of an Accident
A new campaign will help officers contact next of kin in the case of an accident. We all carry a cell phone with names and numbers, but we are the only ones who know who those names and numbers belong to. That's where the ICE Campaign comes into play.
ICE stands for "In Case of Emergency", and emergency personnel recommend that you save emergency contacts in your phone with the name "ICE" so that they know who to call in the case of an emergency.
Franklin County Coroner,Dan Basdel says for coroners or people in his business if there is a tragic fatality out on the highway or something one of the biggest hurdles is trying to find the next of kin so ICE is just another tool, another easy way to do that.
Paramedics recommend that if you have more than one emergency contact label them ICE 1, ICE 2 and so on.
The ICE system is a simple and free way to keep yourself safe and help emergency response teams in the case of an incident.
Paramedics know what ice means and they look for it immediately when a cell phone is found at an accident.