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ICOE: In Case Of Emergency or ICE

In case of emergency (ICE) is a programme that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, to identify victims and contact their next of kin to obtain important medical information. The programme was conceived in the mid-2000s and promoted by British paramedic Bob Brotchie in May 2005. It encourages people to enter emergency contacts in their mobile phone address book under the name "ICE". Alternately, a person can list multiple emergency contacts as "ICE1", "ICE2", etc. The popularity of the program has spread across Europe and Australia, and has started to grow into North America.

Put into the context of the BASE environment; this falls into the category of "hope for the best, plan for the worst". You need to ensure that, in case of some sort of accident or emergency situation, that there is some means of contact to your Friends and Family.
  • If you are jumping solo, it is a good idea to at least have a piece of paper in your wallet (or pocket) listing a couple of emergency contacts and any medical issues, allergies, or medications you may be taking.
  • If you are jumping with others or have Ground Crew, ensure that they have access to your emergency contacts and any medical issues, allergies, or medications you may be taking.

Remember, Any BASE jump, even the most routine ones can go horribly wrong. In the immortal words of the Boy Scouts: Be Prepared!

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