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ICE Your Cell Phone - First Responders May Need Help

This is a great idea. You can also carry a card in your wallet that is very visible and handy which gives meds, allergies, contact info etc. In Case of Emergency info is valuable to the frontline medical personnel who need to give you quick quality care immediately after an accident.

As real estate people, we are often out and about alone.  If something were to happen (god forbid) do you carry enough cards and data that an emergency responder could help you properly?  One was to mitigate the risk is to ICE your cell phone.  In Case of Emergency.  Responders, needing information about you, will look at your cell phone to see if you have a contact called ICE.  

Most people put the name of a contact who can be reached and knows you and any health problems that you may have.  I suspect that the ICE contact is usually a parent or a spouse.  I would also add any life threatening allergies to ICE.  Why delay a treatment while hospital personnel try to determine if you have allergies.  

Do you lock your phone?  There are many phones that will allow access to ICE and/or owner information.  Find out if your phone provides this option.  There are apps that provide ways to either unlock the information on smart phones or to provide another way to inform responders and medical personnel.  

Finally, you might want to have an ICE1 and ICE2 etc if you cannot be sure that just one personal will always be available.  

It might take you a couple of minutes today to ICE your phone but could help you if you are ever in a situation when you cannot provide information about yourself.  I know a lot of young people no longer carry a wallet, money or id.   Everything is on their phone.  I hope ICE is too.  



Photo credit:   How to ICE your cell phone (in case of emergency)


Valerie Zinger 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsCheryl Ritchie • April 26 2013 09:33PM


Good reblog and great reminder! I have had ICE on our cell phones for years!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing this tip Cheryl, I just assumed that if an emergency like this were to happen they would just call a few of my quick dial numbers, but ice may be a little bit more reliable, especially for the many people who need to inform first responders about illnesses and allergies.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 7 years ago

I'm going to download and update this weekend...thank you for sharing this tip!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 7 years ago

Good morning Cheryl. Valerie is right and this is very important. Thanks for the reblog. And now off to say kudos to Valerie. Enjoy the day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 7 years ago