ICE – In Case of Emergency
Have you ever considered how emergency responders will gain access to critical information about you, your next of kin and your current health care? Have you got your most important information stored in one place that is readily accessible and known to your loved ones?
TellThem4Me® wants everyone to start talking about what happens if things go wrong which they often do. If we are aware of what could be, then we can put in place all necessary planning which will give us and our loved one’s peace of mind.
ICE is something we don’t often or consciously think about, its scary right? Daily we hear stories of the misfortune of others and loved ones will say something like – “you just never know” or “we want this to be a lesson to others as we don’t want someone else going through what we are going through” or “if only we had known then we could have done something about it”.
Being prepared for an emergency is essential. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported 169, 301 deaths in Australia in 2019, Lifeline reported 3318 people completed suicide, National Road Safety Strategy reported 1106 road deaths and Safe Work Australia reported 183 workers lost their lives at work. Another 114 435 claims were made for compensation for injuries or disease sustained in the workplace.
Vodaphone research suggested in 2015 that fewer than 25% of people carry any details of emergency contacts leaving first responders with the difficult task of identifying a person and contacting loved ones.
Tellthem4Me® survey results indicated that:
- 88% of respondents did not carry a paper-based list of emergency contacts in their wallet or purse.
- 52% carried no information about existing health conditions or medications.