Your mobile phone can be a useful tool in times of crisis. It can be used to call 9-1-1 for emergency help and can also be used to reunite loved ones separated during a disaster.
At the scene of an accident, first responders or rescue services want to treat you quickly and also notify your family or friends.
You can make their job easier by adding entries in your phone address book under the label ICE with the names and phone numbers of people who should be called in case of an accident or injury. Simply put the acronym ICE before the names you want to designate as key contacts or next of kin ― creating entries such as ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. It only takes a few seconds to help Responders know right
away who to notify.