TIKE Emergency Info Car Seat Stickers
The Ohio Council of the International Association of Insurance Professionals (formerly the Ohio Council of Insurance Women) contacted OII in 2003 seeking co-sponsorship of its TIKE (Toddler Info Kept for Emergencies) program. TIKE is a child safety seat sticker that provides identifying information to emergency personnel should an accident render the adults in the vehicle unresponsive.
Once filled out by a family member, the bright neon green stickers provide the child’s emergency contact and medical information to first responders.
On the back of the sticker is the following story, which serves as the basis of the program. It presently reads:
In 1995 a six-month-old boy was involved in a head-on crash while riding with a relative. The driver was rendered unconscious and the child suffered a life-threatening head injury, with no way to identify him. Emergency responders were only able to trace his parents through an address book found in the wreckage. Valuable time was lost. The child was airlifted to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery and subsequently recovered.
Additional note on where to place car seat sticker
Current TIKE stickers suggest that they be placed on the back or base of car seats. OII recommends placing the sticker on a flat surface of the seat in a location that is not readily visible to passerbys. This can also be on the side of the seat for quicker identification by emergency responders. Please remember that you are adding personal info to the sticker that you may not want others to readily see.
TIKE stickers are available in English and Spanish/English. Quantities are free thanks to the generosity of OII members.
You don’t have to live in Ohio order these. To date, OII has distributed about 750,000 TIKE stickers across Ohio, around the country and world.
They’re available to families, safety groups, medical practitioners, childcare providers, fire stations, law enforcement, fire departments, EMS responders, hospitals, mom groups, insurance companies, local businesses, schools and others sharing in OII’s common interest of child safety.
TIKE stickers are free and can be ordered by email from the Ohio Insurance Institute. All we ask in return is that you “like” OII’s Facebook page. Include your mailing address, quantity and version(s) of the sticker with your request.
TIKE resource links
- OII email link to order TIKE stickers (include quantity, version and mailing address)
- 12 Creative Uses for TIKE Emergency Safety Stickers
- TIKE emergency car seat stickers: Our lasting gift for children
- TIKE Emergency Car Seat Stickers – Celebrating 10 Years of Protecting Young Passengers
- TIKE sticker English version
- TIKE sticker (back) that includes story & instructions
- TIKE sticker Spanish/English version