A local funeral home is investing into the community in order to promote the saving of lives.

Roberts Funeral Home officials said last week they recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through a marketing initiative that could help save lives.

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 their code of #3388.

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 ER staff can further access this critical information.

Business officials ask that you 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.

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