In Case of Emergency (ICE)
In case of emergency (ICE) is a program that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, as well as hospital personnel, to contact the next of kin of the owner of a mobile phone to obtain important medical or support information (the phone must be unlocked and working). The phone entry (or entries) should supplement or complement written information or indicators, (such as wallet, bracelet, or necklace). This encourages people to enter emergency contacts in their mobile phone address book under the name "ICE". Alternatively, a person can list multiple emergency contacts as "ICE1", "ICE2", etc.. For example:
- ICE1 John Doe
- ICE2 Jane Doe
To program ICE into your cell phone:
- Access the address book feature of your cell phone.
- Enter the name ICE.
Enter the phone number of your spouse, parent or whomever needs to know about you in case of an emergency.