August 13, 2009
by Carol Politi
Originally developed by first responders in the UK, In Case of Emergency – ICE – is a system whereby people program their cell phones with “In Case of Emergency” contact information that first responders (and others) can use. A great article on this was published recently in the Cookeville Times – “Cell Phones Keep Kids Safe“.
Back to school is a great time to program your child’s phone with ICE contacts. In the “name” field on the contact list in the phone, enter ICE plus the name of the person (ICE Mom, ICE Dad, ICE Grandma, etc.). Come to think of it – perhaps we should all program our phones with ICE contacts!