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ADD In Case of Emergency ICE Number to Contacts in Your Cell Phone

In Case of Emergency = ICE

After talking to other exercise fanatics, I have found that many of us keep our mobile phones with us during workouts. Why wouldn't you if your iPhone doubles as an iPod and has all those great fitness apps on it. And let's face it, a phone is great if something unexpected arises, as in "Honey. I just got a flat tire and learned that my spare tube is punctured too. Can you come pick me up?" In case of something more dire, emergency responders are trained to check people's phones for helpful contacts and they look under ICE, in case of emergency. Take precaution and program your phone with an ICE contact, or really cover your bases and put in two. I also wear my Road ID when out on the trail or biking far from home.

Have a great exercise safety tip? Share it in the comments below, cause we all should be playing it safe — literally.

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tarabara1229 tarabara1229 6 years
@benheld - my phone is password protected too due to my work emails, so having an ICE contact is pretty pointless (even though I have one)!
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
It came in handy this summer. I was running and ran by an elderly woman who seemed a little out of it. I did not think much of it, but when I passed by her the second time she was standing in the same spot, so I stopped to talk to her. She was really out of it. I was able to get her to a bench and go through her purse and find her phone. I called her family, because of the ICE.
benheld benheld 6 years
@ksduffster: Wow, thanks for pointing that out. I have an ICE contact, but a load of good that will do me since I have my phone password protected. I really should have some sort of road ID. I run in the dark in the mornings sans electronic gizmos (besides a $5 watch)--probably wouldn't be a bad thing to have.
ksduffster ksduffster 6 years
I've actually been told by a friend who is an EMT that they never check victims' phones. If someone is in bad enough shape that they aren't able to use the phone themselves, the emergency personnel are too pressed for time trying to save the person to notify the ICE contact of the situation. Someone at the hospital *might*, if they have time, but that assumes that the victim's belongings were transported and that the phone does not require a password.
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