In Case of Emergency (ICE)
Most people do not carry cards with Emergency Notification information. Yet, most people these days carry a cell phone and have it with them all of the time.
There is no simpler way of letting emergency services know who to contact should you be involved in an accident than by using ICE. Standing for “In Case of Emergency,” ICE will allow ambulance crews and police officers to quickly contact a nominated person who can be informed of the incident.
- Type the acronym ICE followed by a contact name (for example, ICE - Mom or ICE - David) into the address book of your cell phone
- Enter their phone number
- Tell your ICE contact that you have nominated them
Make sure your ICE partner:
- has agreed to be your ICE partner
- has a list of people they should contact on your behalf
- will be available at that number, for example a home number could be useless in an emergency if the person works full time
- knows about any medical conditions that could affect your emergency treatment - for example, allergies or current medications
- For cell phone users under 18, their ICE partner should be a parent or guardian authorized to make decision on your behalf -for example if a life or death operation is needed