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.