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    I had a shitty Saturday. I'm a Social Worker, and one of my jobs is in the Emergency Department at a level 1 trauma center.

    Yesterday a moto crash came in. The rider had been wearing a fullface helmet, but that was it insofar as real moto gear was concerned; rider was in really bad shape. I let one of my coworkers take the initial information from the EMTs, fearing it may have been someone I knew. Turns out it wasn't.

    The rider's phone was locked, and there were no designated emergency contacts. Part of our job in the ED is finding family when people are in no condition to communicate. For this rider we had to do internet sleuthing and make cold calls trying to reach out to the rider's parents, and spouse.

    Yesterday that rider died in the operating room. ED Social Workers are also present for death notifications. This one... fucking heart-wrenching.


    PLEASE, Hawk community and random internet visitors:
    if you ride, then AT(MF)GAT(MF)T & have emergency contacts easy for first responders to access anytime you're out on 2 wheels.
    My pronouns are she/hers.

    To ride is to live.

    There, and back again. (photos from the epic journey)


    '88 Hawk GT (Rekka)
    '07 Shadow 600 (Gremlin)

    '90 Hawk GT (Fireball/red-tailed hawk) RIP

    #2
    Thanks, Teresa. A hard one for you to go through.
    When you have time, tell us the best way to do this. Obviously our phones are locked. Should we wear a tag near the neck with emergency contacts?

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      #3
      Here's what the internet currently has to say about ICE when phones are locked:

      How do I get emergency contacts on my locked Android?
      Select Emergency contacts to add up to three people to your emergency list. To view emergency contact information on a Samsung phone, swipe up on the lock screen and then tap Emergency Call. Jul 29, 2019

      How to set up an iPhone emergency contact
      1. Open the Health app on your phone.
      2. Select the "Medical ID" tab.
      3. Select "Edit" at the top of the screen.
      4. Make sure that the "Show When Locked" slider is green.
      5. Below, fill in the various fields. Dec 1, 2020
      My pronouns are she/hers.

      To ride is to live.

      There, and back again. (photos from the epic journey)


      '88 Hawk GT (Rekka)
      '07 Shadow 600 (Gremlin)

      '90 Hawk GT (Fireball/red-tailed hawk) RIP

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        #4
        Good advice that I did NOT have setup. Done now. Under Contacts in my Android phone I chose the person, then edit. In the details I found a category "family, starred etc..." This includes emergency contacts.
        Mark
        88 HawkGT (original owner)
        99 Concours
        02 VFR800

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          #5
          My phone has Kristens # right on the lock screen.

          I have it there so if someone finds my phone, I can get it back.

          "If found call 888-555-1212, reward"

          Has come in handy in the past.
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            I have Emergency Contacts printed on a small piece of paper and I keep that right behind my driver license.

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              #7
              Done. And thanks for the reminder and all you do.
              sears

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                #8
                ive always had this on my phones lock screen. no need to unlock the phone. just hit the power button and it displays.
                Gino
                Chain Roller

                NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
                2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
                2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
                LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
                ECK RACING

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                  #9
                  Love this thread. Been meaning to do the emergency contact thing and just took me to read this to remind me. *done*
                  Good job people!.

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                    #10
                    i just carry the phone number of the Federal B. I. so if i'm dead they can finally scratch me off their "Most Wanted" list..................
                    squirrelman
                    Elite Hawker and Carburetor Master
                    Last edited by squirrelman; 11-06-2021, 07:17 PM.
                    "It's only getting worse."


                    MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                    Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                      #11
                      What did people do 20 years ago?
                      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                        #12
                        My wife is a paramedic and I didn't know about this feature. I just told her and she's like, "oh yeah, that feature is really helpful and more ethical than trying to unlock somebody's phone while they're semi-conscious". You'd have thought she'd have told me about it haha. Well it's set up now.
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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                          What did people do 20 years ago?
                          Emergency contact card and two quarters for a phone call in your wallet.
                          Suzondacati Build Thread

                          Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

                          Various parts for sale

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                            What did people do 20 years ago?
                            They did what I do.
                            Use printed materials.
                            Your phone may not be able to be located or may be too badly damaged if you end up ashaplt surfing.

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by frinesi2 View Post

                              Emergency contact card and two quarters for a phone call in your wallet.
                              20 years ago it was a single quater or even a dime.
                              But maybe I'm dating myself with the dime reference.

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