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Way too often do firefighters come upon a car wreck with child(ren) in the car who are too young to have any info and parents are unconscious.

It takes 2 minutes of your time to write out child’s name, DOB, parents names, DOB, emergency contacts and any medical conditions, any meds your child is on and even child’s doctor, then stick it to the child’s car seat.

This helps EMS a ton and can also help save your child’s life.

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  1. Shawn Timony says:

    I tattooed the information on my baby.

  2. Sarah Pitre says:

    This is what I have come up with.

  3. Good idea for sure

  4. Jessa Lynn says:

    Idk if you guys have ever looked in a kids coat but they usually have an area to write the information in there. Also the baby or children on board sticker are made to inform ems that vehicle may have a child in it. On the back of that is where you should write the information… just a thought.

  5. April Mongrain good idea.

  6. yep, helpful for the paramedics

  7. Sarah Pitre post your link to your ems bands

  8. I think this is a good idea for sure helps the child out especially if the parent is unconcious and can’t provide identification for the child…i would also include any disabilities/medical conditions the child has so that the responders are aware..ex.diabetes/ autism stuff like that

  9. Kayla LM this is a great idea

  10. Talon Farmer says:

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  11. Really!! There was a case where baby’s car seat went through the windshield & baby was torn free & landed 30ft away in high brush. Initially, NOONE even knew there was ever a child in the vehicle, but was thankfully found in time. This simple trick makes good sense if driver is unconscious & can’t give critical details immediately.

  12. Neas Angele says:

    That’s why you carry a healthcard

    • Do you think in that moment the paramedics have time to be looking for a health card?

    • Neas Angele says:

      I’m sure they won’t be looking for a paper with info either. Lol

    • The paper is taped somewhere visible in the car. People who don’t have health cards are still brought to hospital in emergencies

    • Neas Angele says:

      I’m sure it wouldn’t be very visible if it’s a bad accident. Better off with the health card (in your wallet, where the police actually look through for identification purposes).

    • Especially for kids, the health card is not always on the person with them (grandparent ect). This definitely seems worth the 5 minutes

    • Neas Angele says:

      Yes of course. Such a great idea.

    • Most kids are taken out of bad car crashes in their car seat. I work emergency and have seen it. That information on the seat would have helped us a handful of times.

    • CJ Borne says:

      Neas Angele you mentioned using the health card because “police” look through it for identification purposes. Here is the problem with that statement. EMS are not police. The argument here is for the benefit of the EMS response time for saving someone’s life; by the time the police get to the scene of the accident and decide to go through someone’s pants pocket the EMS are already there.

    • CJ Borne says:

      I guess we should stop carrying medical bracelets now too. It doesn’t take much creativity at all to place a note somewhere in the vehicle where a EMS will see it. You can place multiple notes; maybe they are trained to looked for them.

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