Aspen Auto Repair Denver Supports ICE System

No one likes to think about all the things that could go wrong in life but things do happen.  There are times when a terrible accident occurs and those involved can’t communicate with the rescuers or first responders to give them emergency contact information.

In the local Denver, CO area there are people you’ll want to be contacted to give consent to treatment, arrange help, and inform paramedics of any medical conditions, allergies you may have, or medications you are taking.

Aspen Auto Clinic, with two local South Denver area full-service maintenance and repair centers, fully supports the ICE program.  One of their main concerns with customer vehicles is safety and ICE  can save a life when used properly.

All too often, our Colorado police and rescuers have to sift through wallets, purses, glove compartments, and cell phone contacts and directories for clues taking precious time away from life-saving measures the victims need.

There is an excellent and brilliant solution that only takes a few minutes to implement that is spreading across the world, ICE. ICE – standing for In Case of Emergency, is a way to identify emergency contacts in your cell phone directory.

Simply put ‘ICE’ before a contact name in your cell phone, like ‘ICE – Dad’, ‘ICE – John’, or ‘ICE – Doctor Roberts’. Rescuers will be able to quickly identify your emergency contacts, saving valuable time.

Bob Brotchie, a Cambridge, England paramedic came up with the idea and started a promotional campaign in England in 2005. This powerful idea is now being heavily promoted in the United States and other countries.  Colorado Springs, CO is no exception.  First responders are all too aware of  how many times they are unable to find a wallet or purse on an accident victim, yet most people are seldom without their cell phone.

‘ICE’ is free to the 276 million cell phone users in the U.S.

There are some national and world-wide disaster data-bases you can join too but particiaption in some can cost up to $200

It really  is an easy, effective way to make sure important people are informed if there is an emergency and just takes a few minutes.  Designate some ICE contacts in your cell phone TODAY. If your kids have cell phones, set this up for them and explain the ICE program to them too. Remember to keep the listings up to date.

If you already know about ICE this is just a reminder to make sure your ICE contacts are up to date.  Please join Aspen Auto Clinic  in getting the word out about ICE and make sure all of  South Denver, CO is on ICE! Starting with focus on your local area first is a great place to start.  Do you have friends or family in the Littleton, Englewood, or Centennial areas?  Check with them first and be sure they know about the ICE program and remind them to update their contacts.

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