Health Care’s Forgotten or In Between Family

The following entry was a finalist in our J.Doe Contest where people shared their challenges with health care.   We are the in between, forgotten family. Our income falls above the Federal Poverty Level yet below the level that is … Continue reading

How I Use ICEdot as a Mom

I’m a mom of school age kids.  The other day we asked the younger ones what their mom did for a job.  The 6-year-old said “Your job is to keep us safe!” while the 4-year-old, not to be outdone by … Continue reading

Social Media’s Role in Emergencies Today

Little known fact:  Jack Dorsey created Twitter to increase communication for paramedics.   There’s a short interview with Dorsey on this subject that you can watch here.  Twitter which is now one of the dominant forces in social media was actually … Continue reading

Teen Driving Safety

Earlier this week, Chris was in Philadelphia where we launched our Free service of ICEdot aimed at helping in case of an emergency (ICE).  The service allows people to create an account on this web site and the ability to … Continue reading

An Easy New Year’s Resolution: Be Prepared In Case of Emergency (ICE)

With the beginning of a New Year many of us are prone to making resolutions – and many of us don’t get the opportunity to see them all the way through. As a first responder (I’m an EMT) for over 27 years I have heard, “If only I had….” or ” I wish I had wrote those [emergency info] down….” more times than I can remember. None of us want to have an emergency happen but the reality is: emergencies happen. Being prepared for an emergency is one of the best ways to help responders help you. In essence you become part of our team. ICEdot makes being prepared simple. Visit our web site, and create an account. The FREE service allows you to print out a form and put it in your glovebox and the Premium service ($10/year) ensures that your information goes wherever you do.  You can register not only information about who you are, but also about your medications, allergies, medical conditions and most importantly your emergency contacts. No one wants to be alone in a crisis and think about it – will you really remember everything and who to call when you are in an emergency?  I can tell you from  experience, you won’t. Continue reading

Making Mummeries in Philadelphia

Due to the launch of our free ICEdot service in Philadelphia with Mayor Michael A. Nutter, I recently made my way to the Mummer’s Parade on New Year’s day. I’ve got a fascination, as should most Americans, with Philly. It’s … Continue reading