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Brown County Promotes ICE, In Case of Emergency
The Brown County Sheriff's Department says there is an easy way to
help them -- to help you -- in an emergency.
The department and AAA are teaming up to promote the "In Case of
Emergency" (ICE) program -- to either program their cell phone or
carry a card that has contact information.
ICE is a way for rescue workers and law enforcement to track down
loved ones when a person is hurt so they can get important medical
Add the letters "ICE" to important names in your cell phone's
calling list, and first responders know to call those persons in
case of emergency. Or get an emergency contact card for free at
AAA offices in Green Bay; you don't need to be a motor club member.
The sheriff's department points to a deadly accident last summer
when it three hours to find family members. "We called as far
south as Milwaukee and as far north as Eagle River looking for
family members of the individuals involved in this very serious
and tragic crash, all the while taking care of a two-year-old
girl that was uninjured," Captain Randy Schultz said.
"Certainly you can understand that's a heartwrenching
experience -- a little less for the public safety officials
as first responders, but certainly for that little girl in that
circumstance. We needed to get her to family members as quickly
as we could."