In Case of Emergencies (ICE)
Carrying ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts on your mobile
phone or in your wallet is a great idea. If you put ICE into your
telephone contacts with a number, the emergency services will
recognise who they need to contact during an emergency.
If you use your mobile phone book to store the name and number
of someone who should be contacted if you have an emergency, simply
add the letters ICE in front of their name. For example, ‘ICE mum’
or ‘ICE Joe Bloggs’. Make sure the person whose name and number you
are giving has agreed to be your ‘ICE partner’. You should also
make sure your ICE partner has a list of people to contact on your
behalf. Most mobile phone operators offer free ICE apps you can
download for your phone.
If you do not use a mobile phone, write ICE on a piece of card
with your emergency contacts' details on it, and carry it in your
wallet or purse.