ICE: In Case Of Emergency
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Save the Children and 20th Century Fox have teamed for an ICE campaign for the upcoming movie release Ice Age Collision Course. ICE, In Case Of Emergency. By creating an ICE contact card for every child in your herd, your family can quickly reunify if separated.Download your Ice Age-themed cards today featuring beloved characters! In Case of Emergency (ICE) – Is your family prepared to reunite? It can be difficult to reach loved ones when disaster strikes. Power goes out, cell towers go down and stress levels go up.Stay connected, make ICE Contact Cards for your children.
It’s important to teach our children what happens if we get separated from one another, who to look for to ask for help. Before a disaster strikes, make sure you and your family all know these details to help stay safe. Your family should determine which facilities will be used as shelters in your community in case of emergency, have a designated meet-up location if your family is separated, and a family contact outside of your area who would not be affected by a local disaster. TEACH YOUR KIDS Basic personal information to identify themselves if separated from you, home phone number, how to dial 911 Family’s meet-up locations, how to reach the family’s out-of-town contact. Have a communication strategy, all family cell phones should have “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) programmed into their phone’s contact list with all family phone numbers plus out-of-area contacts. Remind family members that text messages often get through in an emergency, even when a phone can’t.Create a go kit, each child’s contact and medical information, recent photos of each child, comfort food and treats, activity items like books, puzzles and games and comfort items like a stuffed animal or blanket. Stock up at home, in addition to basic survival items like water, flashlights, a battery-powered radio and extra batteries, have kid friendly supplies on hand. Check with your child care facility, since your children may be at a childcare facility when disaster hits, make sure all caregivers have each child’s most recent contact info. Remember to ask the staff about their emergency plans. If they do not have a plan, you may want to ask them to create one.