(Covers information from the S.D. Perry novels)
David, along with Barry Burton and Emmy's Diner, was one of the emergency contacts that Chris provided to his sister Claire should she fail to get in touch with him. Despite having his number, Claire had never personally spoken with Ford.
In late-September 1998, when Claire had attempted to use the emergency numbers given to her, Ford's was the only one that was able to connect. However, there was no response and his answering machine was full.