Emergency Call

January 23rd, 2018 | Miller Advisors

Your Cell Phone Could Save Your Life – Even Without Making a Call

Who would you want contacted following a serious accident? Do you carry your emergency contacts in your wallet? Do you keep important medical information with you at all times? You carry your smartphone with you everywhere you go, and it has the ability to store your emergency contacts (“In Case of Emergency” or “ICE” contacts) and medical information in a way that is accessible to first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, as well as hospital personnel.

If you do not have ICE information in your phone (i.e., pertinent health information you would want to convey to a first responder, such as medical conditions, allergies, medications, and blood type, as well as the names and phone numbers of those who should be contacted if you cannot communicate such information), you should strongly consider adding it. To learn how to add ICE information to your phone using a few of the most popular operating systems, click on the link below.  As you add this information, keep in mind that if you have security features such as a locked screen accessible by a key, password, or fingerprint, you will need to ensure that your ICE information is accessible through the locked screen.

Instructions for putting ICE on your mobile phone

In order to provide quick and accurate information to first responders, it is important that they have access to your health history. By adding ICE contact information to your phone, you are ensuring that the information is readily available.

Source:  Helsell Fetterman LLP
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