My Home Inspector Blog: Safety tip: Do you have ICE on your cell phone? You should...

Safety tip: Do you have ICE on your cell phone? You should...

Craig Snead, a real estate investor from Dearborn Heights, MI talks about ICE on your cell phone. It can save your life! Thanks for the information, Craig!

Safety Tip:   Do you have ICE on your cell phone? You should...

ICE on your cell phone -- not your cell phone on ice

This is not the same as having your phone on ice. ICE is an acronym for In Case of Emergency.

This idea has been around for a number of years, yet not everyone is adapting.

The reason for ICE on your phone is to help emergency first responders if you are unable to talk in a situation. Without this information first responders are unable to communicate with persons that may need to know about your status. Your phone is frozen like it's on ice.

In today's world, almost everyone has a cell phone with them at all times. If you are unable to communicate in an accident, a first responder can look in your phone, find the ICE contact and call that person to alert them to what is happening. It's to your advantage to have this contact information in your phone.

Think of it like car insurance. You always have it. You hope you never need it. But when the time comes to use it, you're glad you've got it.


Putting ICE on your cell phone is simple. Go to your contacts list. Create a new contact. Put the letters ICE as the first name with a hyphen and the name of the person to contact. Then add their phone number.

Maybe you want to have multiple contacts. Your spouse. Your Children. Your parents. You could have more than one and simply enter them as ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 and so on.Go ahead and take a minute. Add ICE to your cell phone today.

An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.

 


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Comment balloon 21 commentsSteve Stenros • August 22 2011 10:24AM

Comments

Steve,

Never heard about it. I think it is a very good idea, and is easy to do. But do first responders are trained to check that?

Oops, I gues it is the question for Craig

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) almost 7 years ago

Steve, thank you for re-blogging and sharing this with your readers.

Posted by Craig Snead, Real Estate Investor (Quality Home Investments, LLC / Dearborn Heights, MI) almost 7 years ago

I missed this on the original. Thanks for reposting it Steve.

Posted by Robert Butler, Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection (Aspect Inspection) almost 7 years ago

Hi there,

Yes, I've had it for the past few years.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 7 years ago

Jon: I believe first responders are well aware of it!

To all: Thanks for your comments. Be sure to stop by Craig's post and make a comment!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago

Hi Steve, thanks for the reminder about ICE, I had it already on my cell, but when in and edited it a little bit, it is definitely something everyone needs to do on their phone.  thanks for stopping by my recent post and commenting.

I'm ready to ride the Tsunami as along as we can...for sure.

 

Posted by Hrisco & Associates, -"When Experience Matters - The Agent You Need!" (Hrisco & Associates | eXp Realty, LLC.) almost 7 years ago

Good Morning Steve, an excellent post to put up again, this is very important information for personal security.

Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) almost 7 years ago

Great post, Steve. I've had ICE for forever on my cell but I still think a lot of people don't know about it even though it's been around for years. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 7 years ago

Hi Steve, my husband has this one his phone, but I haven't taken the time to do it.  Thanks for the reminder!

Posted by Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist (Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

John, Dan, Toni, Erika: Thanks for your comments!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago
I do and I just subscribed to your blog. Have a nice Sunday
Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) almost 7 years ago

Thanks, Charles! I hope you enjoy them!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago

Steve, thanks for sharing, it is important to know who to contact in case of emergency. 

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) almost 7 years ago

Steve:  Great re-blog, I have not heard of this....will go to the authors blog as well!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) almost 7 years ago

Thanks for your comments Kwee and Jane. Really easy to set up in your phone!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago

Hi Steve, This is a perfect re-blog and a great idea to boot that we should all do.

BTW, the surf swells did help create a strong breeze that was useful for the sailing ships to move through the Bay under wind power. 

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 7 years ago

Nice William! Sounds like it all worked out great for the event!

 

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago

Hi Steve! I actually reblogged your reblog~this is so important for everyone to know. I had no idea! This could be a life saver. Loved it. Thank you,

Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 7 years ago

Wow, Deb, that's great! Craig's post is really getting some mileage!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago

Even several years after the initial posting I had never heard of this, thanks for posting.

Posted by Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts (eXp Realty / 619.316.7445) over 5 years ago

Better late than never, Rachell!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) over 5 years ago

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