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.
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