What would happen if you are involved in an accident or become ill and can not communicate? How would emergency personnel know who to contact for you? Your cell phone contains a list of names and phone numbers, but how would anyone but you know which person is your closest family member or friend?
A paramedic in England developed a plan called ICE (or "In Case of Emergency"), where emergency response personnel could use a victim's cell phone to quickly locate emergency contact names and phone numbers. The plan suggests listing the word ICE in your cell phone contact list with phone numbers and names of your closest family members or friends. Emergency personnel trained to recognize the ICE campaign would know immediately who to call for you, in case of an emergency.
The SSU Department of Public Safety and the Portsmouth Police Department have ICE stickers for you to place on the back of your cell phone. This alerts emergency personnel to use your cell phone to contact your family on your behalf.
How do I set up ICE on my cell phone?
* Portsmouth Police Dept is located at 728 Second Street, Portsmouth, Ohio, just west of the Ohio River Bridge.