VAN WERT — Cowan & Son Funeral Home has invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives. The firm recognized an opportunity to assist its local first responders through a marketing initiative that could help save lives.

The funeral home asks people to download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for their smart phone and enter in their code: #6385. Cowan & Son Home is making this potentially life-saving app available for free to download in the community as a way of showing their gratitude for allowing them to serve you.

They ask that people take just a few minutes to download the Vital ICE app and fill in the information so they are prepared in case of an emergency. This app is available to the entire community, regardless of age, so do not pass up this life-saving opportunity. Questions about the app can be answered at

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. Remember, time is of the essence when saving lives.