Have You Iced Your Cell Phone Yet?

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Real Estate Agent

Every day we venture out of our safety net into the world of the unknown.  You might be a Realtor, Home Inspector, Stager, Mortgage Broker, Title Agent, Attorney or Property Manager.  Your spouse sets off for his or her job, and the kids are safely tucked on the bus for their day at school.

  • You perform your morning ritual which might include breakfast, checking your email or returning some phone calls.  Getting ready to run out the door - remember to grab your keys, files, lap top, Ipad, and by all means don't forget your cell phone.

Ice Cubes


Before you dash out of the house to tackle a new day ----Did you put your cell phone on ice?



What would happen it the unthinkable occurred on your way to the office or during your work day?  A car accident.  A heat attack.  Being hit by a car when crossing the street.  What if you were rendered unconscious and could not communicate with rescue workers or medical personnel?

Ambulance

How would anyone locate your loved ones?  Who would make medical decisions for you if you could not do it yourself?  What if something happened to your spouse and no one knew to notify you?



Medical and law enforcement personnel are using the latest technology to notify your emergency contacts should you be unable to do so.  They are doing it with ICEIN CASE OF EMERGENCY


It's rare today for anyone to be without a cell phone. Not only can you communicate with the device, it can communicate for you.  If you are in a serious accident emergency responders can quickly locate and call your Emergency contacts.

  • One article I found on the internet advises setting up a "Contact" on your phone simply named ICE.  You can list your emergency contact number there. ICE your phone

ICE
Personally I've added ICE to the last name of my family members as well.  I talk to them daily so as soon as anyone would open my phone and look at recent calls they would see ICE by more than one name.  If someone scrolls my contact list several names would show with ICE notations. 

  • If one contact is unreachable there would be multiple people to call.  I also add Husband, son, sister to my relatives names so an emergency caller would know who they are speaking to.

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It is strongly recommended for your safety that you update your phone.  If you have a serious medical condition and need assistance this information could be critical to first responders. 


Encourage your spouse, your parents and other relatives to update their phones as well.

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Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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Bonnie * what a GREAT suggestion - I have my sister under my FREQUENT CALLS with her first name so I need to change that although her contact information is in all of my medical records because she has taken me to my various procedures over the least 5 years!

Mar 20, 2012 08:07 PM #1
Rainer
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Bonnie, very good information. it is a great way to have your emergency contacts available for emergency personal

Mar 20, 2012 08:17 PM #2
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Jon Eliason
EXIT Realty Advantage Pagosa, Pagosa Springs, Colorado - Pagosa Springs, CO

Bonnie ~ Thank you for the information. My son is a Type I Diabetic and could use this. Thanks again.

Mar 20, 2012 08:24 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Wallace:  Emergency responders will look under the I's to see if ICE appears.  Having your medical records available is very important. 

I supplement my list by identifying individuals as well.  You need alternate contacts in case your main one is not reachable at that time.

Mar 20, 2012 08:40 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

NIS The techology eliminates wallet cards.  Wallets have been replaced by many of us who just carry a debit card.  We always have cell phones.

Mar 20, 2012 08:43 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Jon  If he has a phone you can also put a note on the same ICE contact entry that says Type I Diabetic.

Mar 20, 2012 08:44 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Any Members reading this who wish to copy it and put it in on your website feel free to do so.  This is vital information and could save a life, so spread it as far as you can.

Mar 20, 2012 08:48 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Good information - especially for those of us in a business where we may carry hundreds (thousands) of numbers in our cell phone and use them constantly. 

Mar 20, 2012 08:58 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Great reminder; I do have two ICE contacts, and I probably need to update them.

Mar 20, 2012 09:10 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Wayne and Jean:  You are right we do carry an unusual number of contacts in our phones.  Thanks for commenting.

Mar 20, 2012 09:48 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Carol:  Reviewing them and giving work, cell and home numbers would probably be helpful

Mar 20, 2012 09:49 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

ICE is one of the things I need to do and keep putting off for some reason.  Guess its the old procrastination problem.

 

Mar 20, 2012 11:42 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

jeanne and ralph:  This is a reminder - Do It Today!!!  LOL  Easy and quick

Mar 20, 2012 11:54 PM #13
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

I didn't realize it, but my phone already had an emergency Ice.  All I had to do was add the numbers.  Excellent post.  I'm going to have to work on the rest of my family.

Mar 21, 2012 12:22 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Kay, That's cool I did not know the newer phones were including a built in contact.  I'm also using mine to list my allergies.  Do work on the rest of the family.  The call can save your life if you have medical conditions first responders need to know about.

Mar 21, 2012 09:06 PM #15
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