Monday, September 14, 2009

ICE Your Phone!

I was just reminded of this by a friend, so I pulled this explanation from another website. Please ICE your phone today!

Paramedics are asking that everyone add at least one additional entry to their cell phone contacts list. Please add an ICE entry. ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. This number should dial the person in your family that can respond to medical decisions if you are injured or incapcitated.

If you are in an accident, paramedics know to check your phone for your emergency contact information. Imagine taking a look and trying to figure out who to call out of the twenty or more numbers on your phone. By adding a contact entry that's designated as an emergency contact number (ICE), you can make their job much easier and possibly save your own life.

So program an ICE entry on your cell phone today, as a matter of fact, pull it out right now as you're reading this article. If you have more than one person the paramedics can contact in case of an emergency, you can add additional ICE numbers to your list. Your primary contact should be listed under ICE, then you can add the other contacts under ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc.After you program ICE into your phone, have your spouse, your kids, your parents, and your friends do the same thing. If there are people in your life that you care about, they should all have ICE on their phones.

11 comments:

Mildred said...

Thanks for the great tip Terri.

blushing rose said...

It can truly save your life ... we've been doing it for a few years now.

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simple~needs said...

thanks terri! i am passing this on!!!

Yarn Princess said...

We have a ICE Home, ICE cell and an ICE office on my phone so someone could get a hold of hubs anywhere. ICE Home and ICE cell on his.

It's been that way for awhile now.

DayPhoto said...

Great idea! Thanks!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Amy said...

Thanks! Sometimes when my hubby is running late and he hasn't called I get to worrying--how will they know to call me?? I'm going to program my phone now!

Susie said...

Terri that's a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us. I haven't heard of this before.

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

So smart. :)

smileykylie said...

I had my handbag stolen a few weeks back, the lovely lady who picked it up was able to ring my hubby and tell him she found my bag by finding the ICE number in my contacts, also remember not to put a password or code on your phone or they won't be able to get to it! :)

andrea said...

Thanks - have read this before and thought - good idea - just did it too :)
and stealing your post for my agility blog - thanks :0

Daisy said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tip, Terri! :D Happy weekend to you!