As Summer Heats Up, Put your Cellphone on “ICE”

70% of 9-1-1 calls are placed from cell phones

70% of 9-1-1 calls are placed from cell phones

Today you can use your cellphone to email, take pictures, manage your calendar and even record video. However, they are still most valuable in calling for help when emergency strikes.

What can you do to prepare in case something happens to you and you can’t call for help? Entering an emergency contact in your cellphone contact list under “ICE,” which stands for In Case of Emergency, is a commonplace practice that’s helpful in the following ways:

  • Most emergency responders check cellphones for an ICE entry, which enables them to quickly contact your loved ones in an emergency.
  • Provides peace of mind for parents with children, knowing you’ll be contacted first in an emergency situation.

Don’t delay: Add “ICE” to you cellphone contact list today!

Credit: Zywave, Inc.

JK

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About Jim Kinmartin - Business Insurance & Risk Management Broker

Jim is a California licensed Property & Casualty AND Accident & Health insurance agent working at the ISU - Olson Duncan Insurance brokerage in Torrance, CA. He grew up in Fullerton, CA and graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and currently lives in Long Beach, CA. Have questions? Just ask! Or, follow Jim on Twitter at @JimKinmartin

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