ID for My Helmet
You’ll never know how important that ID tag was!
After I was loaded into the ambulance, the Medical Information Carrier ID tag I wore on my helmet became a great asset. All the EMT had to do was to open the tag and remove all my medical information. You’ll never know how important that tag was! I could never have remembered all of my medical information because of the trauma to my leg and hand.
– Howard Quinn, Motorcyclist
Put a medical information carrier on every helmet!
It’s suggested that you put one on every helmet in your collection,
and share the rest with your friends.
We at Motorcycle Consumer News hope you’ll do just that.
And, besides, is there any better protection
against disaster than being prepared?
– Dave Searle, Motorcycle Consumer News
The Medical Information Carrier was designed in 1998 for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge’s Keystone Bike Ride. A simplistic system for immediate access to critical, lifesaving information was an absolute necessity. Thus, the concept of the helmet Medical Information Carrier was conceived.
The Medical Information Carrier is the original helmet medical data device. Many have tried to copy the concept and style, but we have remained the helmet Medical Information Carrier of choice. Over 1 million Medical Information Carriers have been distributed with the result of numerous lives saved.
The premise of the carrier was to provide immediate access to lifesaving information regardless of temperature and weather extremes. The Medical Information Carrier is the preference for many prestigious organizations, Rides, and clubs.
For Bike Cyclists
As a cyclist, you know many of the risks that face you on your daily ride: distracted drivers, slick road conditions, loose gravel, and animals running into your path. It doesn’t take much to bring you to the pavement. If you ride alone, and you were to lose consciousness, would someone know who you are, or your medical background? Would EMS providers know which family members to call in an emergency?
Aside from a good bicycle helmet, the Medical Information Carrier could be your next best form of protection. The bicycle-specific durable and highly visible vinyl carrier is located on the inside of your bicycle helmet. On the external left rear of your helmet, a Medical Information Carrier decal identifies to EMS that you have medical information available inside your helmet.
This medical information Carrier remains in place at high speeds and temperature extremes. Once you adhere the Medical Information Carrier to your helmet, it will always be with you when you’re riding. The first responders will look for the Medical Information Carrier in your helmet and be able to quickly read all of your personal and medical info, and provide an appropriate response.
You’re riding your bike down the road when a deer jumps in front of you. You fall to the pavement and go unconscious. Someone calls the ambulance and the paramedics arrive. The first responders might be able to retrieve your wallet, but even then… do they know your medical history, or the loved ones you may want them to contact?
Aside from a good helmet, the Medical Information Carrier could be your next best form of protection. The motorcycle-specific durable vinyl imprinted carrier is located on the outside left side of the motorcycle helmet. This carrier not only holds the medical data form, but also cautions “DO NOT REMOVE HELMET!”. This external data carrier remains in place at very high speeds and temperature extremes. Once you adhere the Medical Information Carrier to your helmet, it will always be with you when you’re riding. The first responders will look for the Medical Information Carrier on your helmet and be able to quickly read all of your personal and medical info, and provide an appropriate response.
For Work Safety
We offer a Medical Information Carrier just for the industrial helmet and safety helmet markets. It allows workers to record vital medical information on a small card that attaches to the inside of their helmet. In the event of an accident, medical response personnel will have instant access to their medical history, allergies, medications, and other medical information. A sticker attached to the outside of the helmet lets people know that the helmet wearer’s medical information is easily accessible.
How do I affix the Medical Information Carrier on my helmet?
Installation is slightly different for bicycle helmets than it is for motorcycle helmets. You should have received instructions with your Medical Information Carrier,
Why is the Medical Information Carrier placed on the outside of a motorcycle helmet, but on the inside of a bicycle helmet?
The carrier is located universally on the left rear of the motorcycle helmet . The external motorcycle carrier alerts bystanders not to remove the helmet, while allowing easy access to the medical data form. The structure of the bicycle helmet dictates placing the carrier on an inside suface.
Do I need to buy another Medical Information Carrier if I get a new helmet, or can I reuse my old one?
The carrier adhesive creates a permanent bond to your helmet, and reapplication may not bond properly. Why? Because it is possible that the old adhesive will not bond to another helmet after it has been used once, and may fall off.
Why shouldn’t I use a pen or marker to write on the medical information sheet?
Your head gives off moisture, and your data form may get wet, it is possible for marker and pen to run and become illegible. Pencil will not run or deteriorate, and allows you to make changes to your medical information should you need to change it.
What if my medical information changes, can I change the medical information data form?
Yes, as long as you follow the instructions and use a pencil, you will be able to erase and change any of your information.
I need to replace my data form only… do I need to buy a complete Medical Information Carrier or can I just buy the data form?
You will need to buy a complete Medical Information Carrier. They are under $3 each (sold in 4-packs).
Can I use the Medical Information Carrier on other sports helmets?
Yes, the Medical Information Carrier should work on most sports helmets, as long as they are not fully submerged in water for an extended period of time.
Can I buy just one Medical Information Carrier?
Because of shipping costs, it is not efficient to sell the Medical Information Carriers as single-packs. You can buy them in 2-packs and 10-packs, and keep the extras as replacements, use them on other sports helmets, or give them to family and friends.
Can I buy a large volume of Medical Information Carriers?
Yes, simply contact us well in advance of when you need them so we can ensure we have the quantity you need. We work with race organizers, clubs and organizations to supply Medical Information Carriers in larger volumes at a bulk rate.
Who created the Medical Information Carrier?
The Medical Information Carrier was designed by Dr. Lou Gaston in 1998 for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge’s Keystone Bike Ride. A simplistic carrier for immediate access to critical, lifesaving information was an absolute necessity. Thus, the concept of the helmet Medical Information Carriers was conceived. Since that time, over 1 million carriers have been put in place and numerous lives saved.