Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
Things to consider:
- Carry “In case of Emergency” (ICE) card at all times in your wallet or purse. This card can contain about our name, date of birth, language, blood group, health card #, contact people (name, relationship, telephone); basic health information such as our doctor’s name, existing conditions, allergies and medication. you can purchase an ICE card with a basic picture display from Bridges Canada
- Keep a copy of our ICE card in your bag, wallet and on the door of the fridge.
- Wear a bracelet telling people you have difficulty speaking. The bracelet could also give a phone number of a contact person or tell someone that you have emergency information in our wallet.
- Have ways to contact 911 in an emergency such as using text, alert calling systems and people you can contact.
- Have an evacuation plan if you need to leave your building in an emergency.
- Have an emergency communication board that you could take with you and use in an emergency.
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These suggestions should not be considered as legal advice, or appropriate for everyone. CDAC is not liable for their use.