ICE (In Case of Emergency) In Your Phone

by Dean Hervochon on April 25, 2011

I’m not talking about the frozen water “ice” when I say that you need “ICE” in your phone.

ICE is an acronym for: “In Case Of Emergency”.

Paramedics and hospital personnel are trained to look for this in your phone if something happens to you.

If you’re in a car wreck and knocked unconscious, have you ever thought about how the hospital or police are going to be able to contact your loved ones?  (at least in a timely manner)

Make it easy for them.   Create a “contact” in your phone who’s name is:  ICE      Make it all capital letters.  Add the most important phone number in there — preferably someone you don’t travel with a lot but who can still make decisions for you.

In the “notes” section of the contact you could put:

Mother:               Janet Doe – 333-333-3333

Sister:                  Mary Dough – 222-222-2222

Husband:            Tom Doughnut – 111-111-1111

Whomever you want to be contacted.

If your phone doesn’t allow “notes” —just put the person’s number you would like to be called in case of an emergency.  I don’t recommend putting the name of a person you’re always with —like your spouse— put someone in there who knows who to contact and what to do if you need help.

Remember, if you’re got a “lock” on your phone, they won’t be able to get into it.

Have any ideas to share?    Lemme me know!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa April 28, 2011 at 11:18 am

I took your advice and did exactly what you suggested. It was a smart suggestion. Thanks!


Erin April 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Thank you for posting this. I really hope everyone follows your advice. Two years ago my four friends were in a terrible car accident on a road trip while our car was parked at a gas station (I was inside paying for my pretzels). Three of them were unconscious or had head injuries when they were taken to the hospital and I was left with all the cell phones to try to contact their family. It’s not good enough to just look for “mom” and hope that’s who they would want to be contacted in an emergency.


Dean Hervochon April 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Erin. I’d rather be safe than sorry — any day! Plus, if I need someone to “pull the plug” on me (or not!), I want it done fast!


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