0163 – Enter ICE In Your Phone

It has been a while since I have talked about my wife, her guns and her smoke grenades so its about time that new listeners find out a little bit about her.  I am a really lucky guy.  She is incredibly supportive of all that I do to the point that last week she spent her time having dinner with a friend coming up with podcast topics.  As always she was covert about what she was doing, dinner continued on with this safety conscious friend, she had a list of three good shows for me.  This one is my favorite because of its practical simplicity!

So, thanks to my wife I have entered ICE on my phone!

In Case of Emergency

The idea is simple enter in one or more entries into your phones contact list for someone to contact In Case of Emergency.  This way if you are injured in some way and have your phone with you a first responder can use the information to contact you choice of individuals in case of an emergency.

ICE on Snopes

Problems that I see with using your phone for ICE info:

  • phone durability
  • phone location
  • accessing information on different phones
  • phone security
  • ignorance of first responders

These are all issues that can be addressed pretty simply!

Carry your ICE information in several locations:

  • Phone
  • Wallet
  • Briefcase
  • Inside visor of the car
1 reply
  1. Rick
    Rick says:


    I’ve done this for years and have my wife and son’s phone covered as well. As you said with a Blackberry its pretty easy to do as you can enter this info in the owners info for the lock screen. With an iPhone its a bit more trickier. Since I keep my phones password locked as well, it does me no good to put ICE by my key contacts (wife, etc) so I used an iPhone app called If Found. With that app I was able to input my ICE information as well as blood type as save it as a JPG. Save it as the lock screen wallpaper and voila. This way it stays as the main page wallpaper even when the phone is locked. I thought blood type was key because that key information can mean the difference between life and death if the wrong type is used. I’m a motorcycle rider, so in my bike helmet I’ve got a 3rd card inside my helmet but I’m not sure how helpful that one would be since paramedics usually don’t remove the helmet.

    To your point about phone durability I also carry a small card with the same information in my wallet. Between the 2, paramedics should be able find out my key data. I really like your idea about keeping a card on the visor, I’ll be doing that today.

    Disclaimer: I’m in no way affiliated with the app If Found. I just use it because it works.


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