Safety tip: Do you have ICE on your cell phone? You should…

This is a simple, no cost idea that could help in an emergency. I found this through a re-blog but I’m re-bogging it again so Montreal area cell phone users and real-estate professionals can benefit from this safety tip.

Safety Tip:   Do you have ICE on your cell phone? You should…

ICE on your cell phone -- not your cell phone on ice

This is not the same as having your phone on ice. ICE is an acronym for In Case of Emergency.

This idea has been around for a number of years, yet not everyone is adapting.

The reason for ICE on your phone is to help emergency first responders if you are unable to talk in a situation. Without this information first responders are unable to communicate with persons that may need to know about your status. Your phone is frozen like it’s on ice.

In today’s world, almost everyone has a cell phone with them at all times. If you are unable to communicate in an accident, a first responder can look in your phone, find the ICE contact and call that person to alert them to what is happening. It’s to your advantage to have this contact information in your phone.

Think of it like car insurance. You always have it. You hope you never need it. But when the time comes to use it, you’re glad you’ve got it.

Putting ICE on your cell phone is simple. Go to your contacts list. Create a new contact. Put the letters ICE as the first name with a hyphen and the name of the person to contact. Then add their phone number.

Maybe you want to have multiple contacts. Your spouse. Your Children. Your parents. You could have more than one and simply enter them as ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 and so on.Go ahead and take a minute. Add ICE to your cell phone today.

An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.


Original blog post on ActiveRain: Link to Blog Post