Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ICE Your Cell Phone

ICE Your Cell Phone
By Cynthia Kirkeby

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. 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

2 comments:

Chirag Patel said...

I'd like to direct your attention to our comprehensive ICE solution, available at: http://ICEcare.net.

It provides emergency preparedness solution that can help you provide your critical information on your mobile right away. Paramedics that respond to an emergency don't have any time to call anyone, they are too busy treating their patients when each and every second counts. ICE entry in your phonebook is not enough to help you or paramedics.

ICE solution from ICEcare.net is very comprehensive - it focusses on providing critical information that you have provided based on your knowledge, which can be used by paramedics to provide you with more informed care at that time!

Best part - ICEcare.net solution is free for all end-users!

I hope this helps!

Tony said...

Thanks Rex!
As a former fire captain paramedic this is excellent advice!

Tony
aka "firedude"