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Here is a simple informal protocol you can use with your mobile phone or tablet to assist communication with your next of kin during an emergency situation.
If you are in an emergency situation and not conscious, first responders may access your mobile phone.
If your phone is unlocked, they may check its address list for an "ICE" contact to get information about you and who they should contact.
This simple idea was developed by a British paramedic, Bob Brotchie, who recognized the need for speed when emergency personnel are trying to locate next of kin during disaster situations.
How to ICE your phone:
If you have a smart phone you can also install an app to provide emergency information. Some of these can be setup to be accessed from the lock screen even if the phone is locked, and can provide additional information such as allergies, medicines, your blood group and additional information. Some examples are: