History

History

In Case of Emergency (ICE) is a program that enables first responders such as paramedics, fire fighters, police officers and hospital personnel to contact the next of kin of the owner of an ICE Card or mobile application to obtain important medical information.  The program was conceived in the mid 2000s and promoted by British paramedic Bob Brotchie in May 2005

Click here to see Bob's Site.

In 2013 we decided to create our own one which would be targeted primarily at the Oil and Gas industry as there are over 30,000 people working in this industry in the UK and these jobs we not without risk.  With our goal in mind we sought advice from medical emergency professionals globally along with companies involved in QHSE.

With the popularity of ICE spreading around the world a number of companies started to create their own phone apps and ICE cards which range from tags, wrist bands to credit card sized USB cards.  It was great news there was such an uptake in using these apps and cards, however the uptake was not enough as only about ~25% of people carry one.