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

Reblogger Steve Stenros
Home Inspector with Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula

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!

Original content by Craig Snead

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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Rainmaker
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Craig Snead
Quality Home Investments, LLC / Dearborn Heights, MI - Dearborn Heights, MI
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Steve, thank you for re-blogging and sharing this with your readers.

Aug 22, 2011 03:40 AM #2
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Robert Butler
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I missed this on the original. Thanks for reposting it Steve.

Aug 22, 2011 05:32 AM #3
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi there,

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

Aug 22, 2011 03:26 PM #4
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Steve Stenros
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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!

Aug 22, 2011 05:12 PM #5
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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.

 

Aug 22, 2011 06:22 PM #6
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Dan Edward Phillips
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Good Morning Steve, an excellent post to put up again, this is very important information for personal security.

Aug 23, 2011 02:17 AM #7
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Toni Weidman
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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.

Aug 24, 2011 02:37 AM #8
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Erika Rogers
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Hi Steve, my husband has this one his phone, but I haven't taken the time to do it.  Thanks for the reminder!

Aug 25, 2011 05:13 AM #9
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Steve Stenros
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John, Dan, Toni, Erika: Thanks for your comments!

Aug 25, 2011 06:30 AM #10
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Charles McDonald
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I do and I just subscribed to your blog. Have a nice Sunday
Aug 28, 2011 09:54 AM #11
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Steve Stenros
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Thanks, Charles! I hope you enjoy them!

Aug 28, 2011 04:49 PM #12
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Kwee Huset
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Steve, thanks for sharing, it is important to know who to contact in case of emergency. 

Aug 30, 2011 04:56 AM #13
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Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
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Steve:  Great re-blog, I have not heard of this....will go to the authors blog as well!

Aug 30, 2011 03:46 PM #14
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Steve Stenros
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Thanks for your comments Kwee and Jane. Really easy to set up in your phone!

Aug 31, 2011 02:41 AM #15
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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. 

Sep 02, 2011 04:19 PM #16
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Steve Stenros
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Nice William! Sounds like it all worked out great for the event!

 

Sep 02, 2011 05:02 PM #17
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Deb Brooks
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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

Sep 05, 2011 11:42 AM #18
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Steve Stenros
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Wow, Deb, that's great! Craig's post is really getting some mileage!

Sep 05, 2011 06:41 PM #19
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Rachell Lara & A List Properties
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Even several years after the initial posting I had never heard of this, thanks for posting.

Mar 14, 2013 12:12 AM #21
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Steve Stenros
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Better late than never, Rachell!

Mar 14, 2013 01:14 AM #22
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