Simply put… Alert Me Bands communicate who to contact in an emergency situation when you can’t. Sure there is a spot for ICE (in case of emergency) within your contact list of your smartphone and a national ICE campaign has explained that Paramedics know to search your phone to call the number you have listed in your designated ICE contact. How many of you have listed a phone number? Do your kids carry phones? Do you always have your phone on you? Is your phone locked needing a passcode for entry?
Alert Me Bands, like the ICE campaign, believe that we need to take responsibility for our own safety and the safety of our children and do everything we can to be prepared in an emergency situation. We want to make this effort easier on First Responders, bystanders, classmates or Moms who might find a child who has been separated from his parents…Alert Me Bands only require you or your child to wear it and to wear it in a visible manner, meaning secure it on top of a long sleeve shirt or coat when your wrist is covered by clothing. There are no subscriptions, no smartphones needed and no future purchases to make the Alert Me Band effective in an emergency…just wear it so it is visible and it will communicate who to call when you can’t.
How To Use - Check out the video below to learn how to use your Alert Me Band
From the founder of ICE.ORG, Bob Brioche created the term ICE, In Case of Emergency:
Imagine sitting at home waiting for a loved one to arrive and not knowing where they are.
Imagine ringing the police – they can do nothing until an adult has been missing for at least 48 hours.
Imagine ringing the hospitals – they don’t have anyone with your loved one’s name but they may have unidentified patients.
Now imagine what it’s like to be a paramedic, desperately trying to find the next of kin of a critically injured patient.
All of this heartache can be avoided by a simple action.
Add the letters I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) to the person or number on your mobile phone that you’d like to be contacted – in case of emergency e.g ICE-Mum, ICE-Wife
Having notified your loved ones, the medical team can then treat you appropriately, so expediting treatment and reducing risk of further harm. Repatriation occurs much faster than for many of those brought to the emergency room ‘unconscious’, who may otherwise lay ‘ALONE’ and as a ‘P/U’ – Patient Unknown .