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Local business supports business of saving lives

COVINGTON, Ga. - JC Harwell & Son Funeral Home is making a potentially life-saving cellphone app free to download as a way of showing its gratitude to the community.

“We recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives,” according to a news release from the funeral home.

The funeral home asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for your smart phone and enter in its code: #8545.

They ask that you please take just a few minutes to download the Vital ICE app and fill in the information so that you are prepared in case of an emergency. This app is available to the entire community, regardless of age. 

Questions about the app can be answered at www.vitalboards.com/vitalice.

In the event of an emergency, first responders can use the Vital ICE app to retrieve the user’s vital information. This information can then be easily taken on the ambulance to the hospital, or sent directly to the hospital from the Vital ICE app, where emergency staff can further access this critical information.