SN 883 - Adding Emergency Contact Number

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Radioteacher

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About a two years ago, I added emergency contact numbers to my wife's and my own cell phones.

About eight months ago I was in a meeting and my wife called. I let it roll to voicemail. She called right back and I excused myself from the meeting to hear, "This is a County Deputy, your wife has fallen and is being cared for by emergency services. She will be alright but needs medical attention."

I rushed over to her location and took her to the ER. She had a concussion and a cut on her head after tripping in a parking lot. The fall knocked her out.

She recovered quickly but that feature truly saved the day.

Since then, I also added Fall Detection to her iWatch.

-Paul
 
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I have the same feature enabled in the case I have to dial emergency services (9-1-1, 1-1-2, etc.).
It warns my emergency contacts that something happened, just in case.

Really this is probably the second most important feature on my smartphone, right after the capability to dial 9-9-9. :D
 
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I don't know if this is used elsewhere, but there is a recommendation here in UK to put someone in your phone's address book with the name of "ICE" ( In case of Emergency). Law enforcement etc know that that should be the person to contact if necessary.
 
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I don't know if this is used elsewhere, but there is a recommendation here in UK to put someone in your phone's address book with the name of "ICE" ( In case of Emergency). Law enforcement etc know that that should be the person to contact if necessary.
That is also recommended in the US.
 
I don't know if this is used elsewhere, but there is a recommendation here in UK to put someone in your phone's address book with the name of "ICE" ( In case of Emergency). Law enforcement etc know that that should be the person to contact if necessary.
First time I heard of this. I've never seen it mentioned in Ontario or Québec.

That's a nice idea though, if the phone is unlocked. But if it's locked, one cannot access my contact list :(
 
But if it's locked, one cannot access my contact list
I think Android and iOS both have this feature in modern versions. I also believe that first responders are trained on how to activate it. I think it's on the same screen you would access to dial 911/999/112 (the local emergency number, which varies globally) which is available even when the phone is locked. https://www.tech-recipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/feature-image-1.jpg

There are also apps that supposedly can put something on the lock screen, such as, for Android: