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What to do if you have an EMERGENCY

Before We Arrive

Display Your Street Address Clearly

If you call for help, we need to find your house easily. Please help us by making sure your house number is easily seen from the street and visible at night. We can't help you if we can't find you!

Plan for an EMERGENCY

Record family medical information on a card and keep it close to the telephone in case of an emergency

This should include:

 

If you are alone we also recommend the following:

After the Ambulance Arrives

If a family member, friend or co-worker is driving their own car to the hospital, they should leave as soon as they are ready and not wait for the ambulance crew to finish getting the patient ready and leaving the scene themselves. Drive normally, following all traffic rules, and meet the patient at the hospital. You may even get there first as the ambulance crew will be taking care of the patient on the way to the hospital. Do NOT follow the ambulance or any other emergency vehicles.


ICE Program: For Cell Phones

The idea is that you store the word "I C E", followed by an individual's first name and phone number, of the person you want contacted "In Case of Emergency" into the Address Book of your cellular phone.

In an emergency situation, first responders and hospital staff may quickly search your cell phone and find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them.

It's so simple that everyone can do it!

Example: ICE Jane 555-555-5555

You should add multiple listings!

Willingboro Emergency Squad Members are aware of what the acronym ICE actually stands for and will be able to use this information to assist you in case of an emergency. As well as adding In Case of Emergency details to your mobile phone book as described, the Willingboro Emergency Squad feels it is wise for people to include a hard copy of these details in their purse or wallet, perhaps in the form of a clearly labeled contact card. Also on this card you should include any medical problems, allergies, current medications and your doctor's phone number.