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    [metal detectors]

    Author: Terri (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)

    Date: 09-11-02 05:35

    Hi--

    I'm sure I've read about this somewhere, but I couldn't find it on the older threads.

    What is a person with an ICD supposed to do when encountering metal detectors in airports, schools and other public buildings.

    Terri

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    [Re: metal detectors]

    Author: Matt (---.disney.com)

    Date: 09-11-02 08:38

    From my recent literature, we can walk through metal detectors wothout any problems. They just advise not stopping in the middle of them.

    Also, the security wands at the airports must be avoided. We have to be hand-searched. Hope this helps.

    Matt

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    [Re: metal detectors]

    Author: Tom (---.lbcpe.cableone.net)

    Date: 09-11-02 12:10

    Depends on the manufacturer of the ICD. Mine is from Guadiant and you are registered nationally and giving a special card. When going thru a gate I show the gaurds my card and they perform a manual pat down, then I just walk around the detectors. ( You should see the looks you get sometimes, LOL)

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    [Re: metal detectors]

    Author: Jerry Salzman (---.indy.rr.com)

    Date: 09-12-02 07:29

    Tom,

    I think everyone has a card. There are 3 ICD manufactures (Guidant, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical), and I have a card from Medtronic.

    As for the mental dectectors, I go through them. Around 60% of the time it goes off. Then I tell them I have an ICD and they do a hand search. Stay away from the wand. I have never had a problem with requesting a hand search, and I almost never have to use the card.

    Jerry

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    [Re: metal detectors]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 09-12-02 19:38

    OK..I am a chicken but maybe because I have had a device go bad on me (not from a metal detector..just broke)... I get frisked and I will not go through them...I always look for the cute young guys...darn it they always send the old fat ladies to do it!

    Bring you ICD card and your ID and your fine.

    Lisa

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    [Re: metal detectors]

    Author: Jerry Salzman (---.indy.rr.com)

    Date: 09-13-02 09:59

    Now Lisa you know that they have to use the same sex searchers. Prior to 9/11, I had to be searched and they did not have a male available who had been trained. They had this trainee search me while someone told him what to do.

    Talk about great security!!!!

    Jerry

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    [Re: metal detectors]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 09-18-02 13:03

    Well... I just got back from Detroit... and yet again... the cute guys passed me by... (only kidding Adam...my hubby)!

    Lisa
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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