The Birth of ICEtags
ICEtags was originally developed as a concept by an event runner, worried that if something happened to him no one would know who to contact, he developed a physical form of the very popular ICE (In Case of Emergency). Years ago ICE was an exercise we all entered into our mobile phones, ensuring that if an accident was to happen then next of kin could easily be contacted. However, this idea seems to have faded away. Perhaps it is the fault of new technology, with the ability to lock our phones our ICE contacts are once again inaccessible (although there are now ways around this - see here for our blog on this subject). Besides runners don't tend to carry their phones with them (not at marathon level anyway). So ICEtags was born.
How ICEtags have grown!
Owner Ben O'Brien spotted this unusual but effective concept when it came up for sale, the initial appeal was very much the synergy between these tags and his existing business ID Card Centre. Using the same printers as the ID card bureau it made Ben look with interest. Upon further investigation, the concept appealed to Ben, quite a sporty person (he would partake more in cycling and running if only the time was available!) he could immediately see the appeal of these tags, making the buying decision a 'no brainer'.
Keen not to deviate too much from the original concept Ben, and the team have discovered many more uses for these popular little ICEtags and even received suggestions from customers on the development. Now we are able to offer Hi-Viz lanyards to attach your ICEtags to, rings and clips to help attach ICEtags to clothing and of course you can still attach these lightweight, durable plastic tags to your shoe laces.
ICEtags - In Case of Emergency Contact Details - ICEtags Runner Identification - ICEtags Runner with Barcode - ICEtags Medical Identification - ICEtags for Children - Custom Tags - ICEtags hi-viz lanyard - ICEtags for Running Clubs - ICEtags for Sports Clubs
What is I.C.E.?
In Case of Emergency (ICE) enables first responders, such as passers by, paramedics, firefighters and police officers to identify victims and contact their next of kin to obtain important medical information.
What else can we do?
We can print anything on the plastic tags. If you would like to talk to us about any ideas, feel free to contact us.