Last Updated: May 29th, 2012 - 03:07:02
| ICE Your Cell Phone
By Cynthia Kirkeby
Jan 17, 2012, 06:16
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. You should have ICE programmed on your phone, whether you have a standard cell phone plan, or one of the prepaid cell phones; regardless of how long you plan to keep your phone - do it now! 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.
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