In Case of Emergency or “ICE” is a universal system where emergency responders, such as police, fire, ambulance personnel, etc., can look in someone’s cell phone and find pre-programmed identification information.
But there’s more – more than just personal identification information that should be programmed into a cell phone. Here’s what we mean:
ICE 1: Use the identifier ICE in your cell phone to enter in your name, address and any pertinent medical information, such as whether you are a diabetic, have seizures, and/or what medication you use. You can make additional entries in your ICE information of who you want contacted in case of an emergency, like your family, or a close friend that can come to help you.
ICE 2: In many locations, if you need to call 9-1-1 to report an emergency from your cell phone, it will go to an emergency dispatch center that is not near to where you are calling from. For example, the SCM main office is in the San Francisco Bay area. But last week, two of our SCM Team members were in Texas. If they had witnessed an emergency and tried to call 9-1-1, the call would have been answered somewhere near San Francisco. Not helpful! Most police and fire dispatch centers have phone numbers, other than 9-1-1, that are used for emergencies. If you are working away from your usual worksite, or are going on vacation – look up the emergency number for where you are going, and program it into your phone.
ICE 3: Many organizations have different procedures for contacting emergency assistance. Some of our clients require that you contact the Security office. Some ask that the main Control Room be contacted. And some clients require an additional number be used first to access an outside line. It is important that no matter where you are, you find out how to quickly get help. If you are going to be at that site for awhile, you might want to program it into your cell phone.
You can also opt to use an ICE app on your cell phone. It is free, and can quickly put your emergency information on your cell phone screen. A link is provided to the right.
The best time to prepare for an emergency is before it happens. Prepare your cell phone to help you when you need it most.
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