Everyone needs to use ICE

What is ICE? And I am not talking about what goes into a drinking glass.

ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency” and everyone who has a cell phone should be using ICE.


Many state’s emergency personnel, including mine here in Georgia, are being trained in cases involving an incapacitated victim, where a cell phone is present, to look for and use ICE.

It is easy to set up and use, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Identify who each person’s ICE contacts should be; spouse, parent, sibling, Aunt or Uncle, best friend.

Step 2: Talk to your contacts about using them and let them know and give them what information they may need to pass on; other contact names and phone numbers, medical information like allergies, doctors’ phone numbers, past history or conditions like diabetes.

Step 3: Go to your cell phone and open a new contact

Step 4: Enter the letters ICE, if you have more than one contact enter them in order ICE1, ICE2, etc.

Step 5: Then the contact’s full name and phone number. No nicknames or titles like wife, Dad or Boss.

Step 6: Save the contact


Try to use only numbers that the contacts will be most likely to answer, don’t use a home phone if that person works and will not be there except at night.

List multiple numbers with the best first if needed. You can list relationships in many contact lists as well so here is where to do that.

Go ahead and do this right now on your phone for at least one ICE contact for yourself.

Congratulations! You may have just saved your life by installing ICE. Now go cover all your loved ones as well.