Emergency details on you phone: ICE numbers.
Thinking a bit about the thread where a forum member helped a fellow biker out of the woods. Does anyone carry emergency contact details and info on them or have the ICE (In Case of Emergency) number in their phone when out riding?
If so, would the emergency services actually look through your phone to retrieve it?
Just wondering, like.Posted 5 years ago
Never used it, I simply look up home for parents to come and collect their drunken kids.
I don’t have any need to use ICE when at work, if they’re that ill they can’t do it themselves then I won’t be ringing anyone.
I should add, if it’s something that worries you then carry a plasticised card in your wallet with details on, I’ve helped look for IDs at the hospital before. Phones can break or as mentioned often locked, a small card in a wallet or pocket is better.Posted 5 years agomoonwrasseMember
I always wear my Road id when out cycling or paragliding.Posted 5 years agonealgloverMember
I cannot believe people do not have auto lock set on their handsets. How totally daft not to! You give away all of your contacts and grant someone carte blanche to call anywhere in the world, at your expense. Intelligent!
Mine is never locked.
But then again, I’ve had mobile phones for the last 20 years and I’ve never lost or had one stolen.Posted 5 years ago
It lives in my trouser pocket, and if its not in there, it’s in my hand.barkmMember
Genuinely un-sure what the benefits are of this.
Being ID’d is way down on the list of my own priorities should I be incapacitated for some reason.
Fairly sure should it become necessary, and when the immediate priorities have been dealt with, getting ID’d is relatively trivial these days. Probably because of irate wives ringing the Police/Hospital wondering where the hell you’ve got to this time 🙂
Edit: Unless you have a medical condition obviously.Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
phones die in crashes.
phones are locked.
My wallet has my driving Licence in it which has enough info to sort anything out.Posted 5 years ago
If I had a medical condition then a proper medical alert bracelet would be sensible.
A proper ID Card that linked to medical records would be great.FunkyDuncMember
As per Drac.
Mrs FD says they wont bother looking at a phone, they will concentrate on making you better.
Eventually you will be well enough to say who you want to bring some grapes in, or you would hope relatives would contact the Police. If the above fails then the Police would get involved
If you have medical conditions, surely you wear a bracelet?Posted 5 years agorockhopperbikeSubscriber
LOL @ qwerty, took a second but got there!
in a previous life we used to have a big dymo label with name and blood group on the side of moto helmets, all these interactive and modern versions seem to add to the complications that would not really be noticed in a crisis situation. and like peeps have said, phones loose battery and break just when you don’t want them to.
KISS still works.Posted 5 years ago
KISS still works.
Quite true, but as mentioned earlier helmets may get cut off and left at scene or binned. So likewise not perfect.
Having it on the phone is also useful if you misplace the phone, which is my main reason. ICE is just a side benefit.Posted 5 years ago
If I had anything medically notifiable then I’d probably wear a suitable bracelet.
Is there not duplicate issues with having an ICE contact stored in your phonebook? Surely that person already exists in the phonebook, so are we all renaming our partners ICE.
I believe a common solution is to add a hash # at the end of your ICE number – that way it is still callable but not a duplicate.Posted 5 years ago
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