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Add I.C.E. To Your Cell Phone Directory

 

We received this email advice from Marcos Sanchez, at Corridor Mortgage Group in Sandy Spring, Maryland. msanchez@corridormtg.com

 

"Over the weekend I was reading the paper and was amazed by how many people were injured in car accidents.

There was one story where the hospital couldn't identify the injured person and didn't know who to contact.

It reminded me of a tip that I have been meaning to pass along. So, here's the tip. Grab your cell phone and program in the most important person to notify in case you are hurt or in an accident. But instead of putting their name with that phone number, put in the following 3 letters: "I.C.E." This stands for "In Case of Emergency".

I have verified this information with several emergency room nurses and ambulance paramedics, even the captain of one of our local fire departments. All reported that once a patient is stabilized, they look in the cell phone for an "I.C.E." entry if that patient is unable to give them a contact person.

The medical personnel can then notify their loved one, let them know there has been an accident and what hospital to come to.

We all like to think it will never happen to us, but the truth is, it does happen. So get your cell phone out right now and program in your "I.C.E.". If your children or grandchildren have cell phones, do the same for them."


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Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

 

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Raymond E. Camp
Empire Realty Group - Webster, NY
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Great post and great information.

May 07, 2012 03:24 PM #1
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Marlis Landreth
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My daughter recently set mine up - I didni't know it existed.  I think this is a great idea and I've shared it with all my friends.

May 07, 2012 03:32 PM #2
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Very good information regarding helpful tips. Thanks Roy and have a great evening.

Cal

May 07, 2012 04:01 PM #3
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thanks for stopping by.  It is always good to hear from you.

Have an outstanding week, with your camera in hand.


May 07, 2012 04:14 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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That is a GREAT idea, Roy!  And it is something, I hadn't thought of doing before!  I'm making a point of doing it TODAY!

May 07, 2012 04:19 PM #5
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John McCormack
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Hi Roy -

Excellent advice.  All our family has ICE in their cell phones.  We just never know what going to happen and an ICE number could be the difference in life and death!  Good job.

John

May 07, 2012 04:27 PM #6
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Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL
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Great advice Roy, we all think "nothing " will happen to us. It makes it  easier for someone to contact your

family.



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May 07, 2012 05:58 PM #7
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
David Weekley Homes - Katy, TX
David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch

Roy,

 Great advice Bob and I have been using ICE for a couple of years hopefully we will never need it.

May 07, 2012 06:02 PM #8
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William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
Hi Roy, This is something that would be good for every member of our network to do and to do it now. This is so important and so easy for every one to do, I am suggesting this post for feature.
May 07, 2012 06:26 PM #9
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Roy- This is a wonderful idea.  I've had it on our phones since I read about it.  You just never know!

May 07, 2012 08:19 PM #10
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Such great advice, Roy - they teach this in our schools now as part of the daily living curriculum.  Great to hear the message getting out!

May 07, 2012 09:58 PM #11
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for your comments and your re-blogs.  Thanks to mortgage loan officer Marcos Sanchez for reminding us to list I.C.E. in our cell phone directories.  Many seniors might not know about I.C.E. and it is a good idea to help seniors in your family with this.

William:  Thanks for you feature suggestion.  

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Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon Powershot G11 camera.

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May 08, 2012 03:29 AM #12
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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Thank you for this great information Roy, I never knew about it, but it is certainly something I will pass along to my friends and loved ones.

May 08, 2012 07:21 AM #13
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David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs

hmm interesting. Never gave it much thought but now that its at the forfront I guess I have to decide

May 08, 2012 07:22 AM #14
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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Morning Roy,  Great reminder and of course we all hope it will never be used. 

May 08, 2012 07:23 AM #15
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Dylan Taft
Dylan Taft Broker/Owner Taft Street Realty, Inc. - Woodstock, NY
Ulster County Area Consultant

great, Roy thanks for sharing.  What a novel idea!  Will set that up for my mother asap, just in case!

May 08, 2012 07:29 AM #16
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Good morning to all.  Please take time to put I.C.E. on the cell phones of the seniors in your family that might not know how to do it themselves.

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May 08, 2012 07:38 AM #17
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Melbourne, FL
Personal Service, always.

I have this on my cell phone...actually ICE and ICE1...wife is first, son is second. You can never be too safe.

May 16, 2012 06:13 AM #18
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Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Hi Roy, I have also had ICE in my phone directory for a year or more.  Two ICE numbers .. one for my husband and the second is my sister. 

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