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nabsim

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Well you learn something everyday ! Didn’t realise I had the ‘ice’ facility on my iPhone so with sons assistance I have put my contact info etc on it.
Even better if you have the watch, you can press a button to alert those contacts if you have fallen or are taken ill amongst other things. The latest one does it all automatically.
 

Caz

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Probably the easiest way would to have a form of some sort that all rally attendees fill out on arrival at the meet and then hand back to one of the stewards , then they can be stored together for the duration of the meet and accessible to all stewards . After the meet they can then be destroyed
This seems like the obvious solution - but hand it back at the end of the meet so we can use it again?

My phone isn't locked, my son's number is first on the list 'cos his name begins with A. It's also got my daughter, brother & son's numbers listed as emergency contacts. Best place to look for my name is in my purse - which is never far from me, in pocket or handbag.
 

Tribute11

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I have a Samsung phone
When you bring up your pin code screen you have a button for emergency call when press to call you have a call screen in the bottom left you should have medical info and ice no plus your current medical information
 

jagmanx

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Thanks to all
Belt and braces
Yes I have investigated the ICE and Medical Info. It is Good.
But a card or a piece of paper is also good !
 

Biggarmac

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The problem with all the technological solutions is that other people need to know how to access then. Everybody thinks that what is self evident to them will be so to others.
As a rally organiser I don't like the idea of messing about with someone"s phone, handbag purse etc. If there is a simple piece of paper in an agreed location, easily accessible in a hurry, that would be ideal.
 

jeffmossy

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The problem with all the technological solutions is that other people need to know how to access then. Everybody thinks that what is self evident to them will be so to others.
As a rally organiser I don't like the idea of messing about with someone"s phone, handbag purse etc. If there is a simple piece of paper in an agreed location, easily accessible in a hurry, that would be ideal.
I agree with you Meg
 

bobj808

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You would surely mess with someone's phone or bag if it possibly held info that may save a life. I did when I was a uniform cop and paramedics look for any medical info, including devices, if there is no other info readily available.
 

wildebus

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You would surely mess with someone's phone or bag if it possibly held info that may save a life. I did when I was a uniform cop and paramedics look for any medical info, including devices, if there is no other info readily available.
All those people you speak of are trained and no doubt a little wee bit of that extensive training was where to look for information (and their role gives them the right to do so in the circumstances).
Everyday Edna and Random Robert don't have any training to go searching (or may feel they are intruding if they did) so a piece of paper in a visible place is much more 'stranger-friendly'.
 

silverweed

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At the end of the day this is a situation we are all in every day of our lives unless we carry ID or a bracelet so it’s nothing unusual
 

Biggarmac

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At the end of the day this is a situation we are all in every day of our lives unless we carry ID or a bracelet so it’s nothing unusual
For those of us who steward meets and rallies it is a concern when someone takes ill or has an accident.
If this discussion makes people think about what information they have in this unlikely situation it will be worthwhile.
Meg
 

bobj808

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I don't agree with you but everyone is entitled to stay within their own personal comfort zone I suppose.
 

nabsim

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The problem with all the technological solutions is that other people need to know how to access then. Everybody thinks that what is self evident to them will be so to others.
As a rally organiser I don't like the idea of messing about with someone"s phone, handbag purse etc. If there is a simple piece of paper in an agreed location, easily accessible in a hurry, that would be ideal.
Hi Meg, emergency services are aware of these features and how to access them 👍
 

Rec

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We have one of the Lions club emergency info pot which you put in the fridge with all information in it. There are a couple of stickers which come with it, one goes on the front door, the other on the outside of the fridge to show where pot is. They are free, we got ours from a police stand at a craft fair. Mum has one which worked brilliantly when she fell at home. Emergency services had access to all next of kin and prescription info as well as medical history and allergies.
 

wildebus

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We have one of the Lions club emergency info pot which you put in the fridge with all information in it. There are a couple of stickers which come with it, one goes on the front door, the other on the outside of the fridge to show where pot is. They are free, we got ours from a police stand at a craft fair. Mum has one which worked brilliantly when she fell at home. Emergency services had access to all next of kin and prescription info as well as medical history and allergies.
Never heard of that. sounds like a good idea. Did a 'duckduck' (don't google!) and found this ....

I never knew this snippet of info either "....The bottle is placed where the Emergency Services are trained to look, in the refrigerator door...."
 

Trigger

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Don't worry about it, the family Vultures will soon swoop in the event of your death.seen it happen lots of times
 

BlaenafonTours

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At a food festival a while back a company we’re giving out medical advice and one thing was a white tube with a green cross on it. In the tube was a medical advice form to be filled in along with next of kin contacts. This was then placed in the fridge. This was aimed at the elderly and medical professionals then were advised to check fridges. A small green self adhesive cross was also supplied to stick on the fridge door/cupboard door to alert to its presence. Maybe within the group you all agree on a location, the fridge being a key suggestion. ICE on the phone is great if it’s kept charged but time consuming to access, data sticks are ok if someone’s got access to a USB port.
 

BlaenafonTours

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I was given one of those Lions pots a few years ago. It made an excellent geocache container, with some electrician's tape round it.
Unfortunately that’s the sort of thing I’d do too. Did give our pots to relevant parents though but see most small containers as caches first and foremost.
 
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