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ICE (In Case of Emergency)

Fire and Rescue

The importance of ICE

Whose name and phone number is listed in your cell phone under ICE?

Experts say it’s a good idea to enter your emergency contact information in your mobile phone using this acronym, which stands for “In Case of Emergency.”

In 2003, there were 6,328,000 car accidents in the U.S. There were 2.9 million injuries and 42,643 people were killed in auto accidents.

In the event of an emergency where you may be unconscious or unable to talk, emergency crews can use your phone and find your ICE contact. They will be able to call your emergency contact and inform them of the event as well as gather valuable information about your health and/or medical conditions.

Participating in the ICE program only takes a few seconds, your friends and family will be grateful.



Three easy steps:

  1. Create a new contact on your cell phone.
  2. Name that contact ICE.
  3. Program the number for your emergency contact.