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Oldham County funeral home offers free code for emergency smartphone app

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CRESTWOOD, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Oldham County funeral home is helping people prepare for the worst.

Stoess Funeral Home has partnered with Vital ICE, a smartphone app that stores all of your personal information, including blood type, allergies to medication, and emergency contact numbers.

Emergency responders can access the information, even if your phone is locked.

"When EMS rolls onto a scene, they've got someone unconscious in a house. They don't know what they're dealing with until they look into it," said Buford Cobb, the Vice President of Stoess Funeral Home. "This would give them a heads up to conditions that could be critical."

The partnership means users can access all paid features for free using a special code.

That code is “9421”.

The paid features include the ability to send your GPS coordinates to preprogramed emergency contacts with the touch of a button. Another button sounds an alarm, alerting people nearby that you are in danger.

Stoess Funeral Home is also giving away magnetic whiteboards that can be attached to a refrigerator. Those whiteboards include the same information found in the Vital ICE app.

The whiteboards come with a sticker that can be placed on your home to alert emergency responders to check for that information.

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