Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 052545
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File Number: 052545 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1194-05 Control: County Commission
File Name: CREATE PROGRAM FOR ICE - IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Introduced: 9/1/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/18/2005
Agenda Date: 10/18/2005 Agenda Item Number: 11A34
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO CREATE AND IMPLEMENT AN EDUCATION AND MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO URGE THE PUBLIC TO CREATE A CONTACT ENTITLED (''ICE'') [IN CASE OF EMERGENCY] IN THEIR MOBILE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY WITH EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION TO FACILITATE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS IN RENDERING EMERGENCY SERVICES
Indexes: EMERGENCY RESPONSE
  FIRE RESCUE SERVICES
  MDPD
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 10/18/2005 11A34 Adopted P

Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 9/14/2005 2D Forwarded to BCC without a recommendation P
REPORT: Chairwoman Sosa and Commissioner Seijas requested that a fiscal impact statement be prepared reflecting the total cost to create and implement an educational and marketing campaign for the In Case of Emergency (“ICE”) Program prior to its consideration by the Board of County Commissioners.

County Attorney 9/1/2005 Assigned Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 9/14/2005

County Attorney 9/1/2005 Assigned Eric A. Rodriguez

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO CREATE AND IMPLEMENT AN EDUCATION AND MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO URGE THE PUBLIC TO CREATE A CONTACT ENTITLED (''ICE'') [IN CASE OF EMERGENCY] IN THEIR MOBILE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY WITH EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION TO FACILITATE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS IN RENDERING EMERGENCY SERVICES

BODY
WHEREAS, emergency responders are often faced with circumstances where an individual in need of emergency assistance is incapacitated or otherwise incapable of communicating critical and potentially life-saving information necessary to render effective emergency assistance and in such circumstances a certain designated family member, friend, legal guardian, or health professional may know such critical or life-saving information; and
WHEREAS, in the aforementioned circumstances emergency responders may need such critical or life-saving information on short notice; and
WHEREAS, in late 2004 a paramedic in the United Kingdom hatched the plan to urge mobile telephone users to enter the acronym ICE – for In Case of Emergency – because he had in the past struggled to obtain contact details from shocked or injured patients. By entering the acronym ICE into the mobile telephone’s directory, users can log the name and number of someone who should be contacted in an emergency; and
WHEREAS, the idea for ICE follows research conducted by Vodafone in the UK that shows that 75 percent of people carry no details of who they would like telephoned following a serious accident; and
WHEREAS, a national campaign was launched in the UK to urge everyone with a mobile telephone to enter ICE information in their mobile phone book; and
WHEREAS, emergency responders are now familiar with the ICE program and will look for the ICE section on the victim’s mobile telephone if they need to contact someone in an emergency on your behalf; and
WHEREAS, urging residents to add an ICE contact in their mobile telephone directory would promote the health, safety and welfare of Miami-Dade County residents and assist emergency responders in rendering service,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, directs the County Manager to create a marketing and education campaign directed at informing the residents of this community of the importance of the ICE initiative to better assist the public safety agencies of this community during an emergency situation and further that such campaign should include but not limited to brochures with removable stickers that residents may be able to remove and place on their mobile telephone to inform first responders of the ICE information on their mobile telephone, and further that the County Manager should consult with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department and any other public safety agencies that may assist in the dissemination of this information.



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