ICE- In Case of Emergency

I would like to continue my posts about Safety, following “Baby and Child Safety Tips in the Home – Living Room / Play Room“, “Safety: Car safety for babies and children“, “Safety: First Aid and CPR for babies and children” and “Parents’ emergency phone list”.

ICE- In Case of Emergency, is a program that helps emergency personnel such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, as well as hospital personnel, to contact the next of kin or your emergency contact in your phone.

When you add contacts to your phone, you add ICE in front of the name of the person, you want to list as your emergency contact.

So if your phone contact list looks like:

Anne
Chris
Dr. Kelly
Harry
Jane
Larry
Paul
Stephanie

noone would know who to contact. There is a Dr. listed in there but that might be your friend with a PhD in nuclear physics.

Your list should look like:

ICE Chris
ICE Stephanie
Anne
Dr. Kelly
Harry
Jane
Larry
Paul

Or better yet:
ICE Husband Chris Husband
ICE Sister Stephanie
Anne
Dr. Kelly
Harry
Jane
Larry
Paul

Edit (2014): In 7 years, the phone technology has evolved so much. (a) Most people lock their smart phones with a password. (b) Contact list have favorites instead of old speed dial feature.

(a) You can download iEmergency+ app for iPhone or ICE: In Case of Emergency for Android.
(b) You can list your ICE contacts in your favorites under your contact list.

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