The Two Minute ICE Contact

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Updated On 3/1/21

What if I told you that you could put an ICE Contact on your iPhone with everything it needs to have in it to save your life, in only 2 minutes?

Would you grab your phone and go for it?  Of course you would!  In fact, even if you already have an ICE Contact on your iPhone, I guarantee that you’re  missing a few key things.
And with the way the world has been the last few years — hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and COVID — it’s more important than ever!   Having an ICE contact is an awesome way keep your family safe and connected no matter WHAT is happening around you. 
Whether you have an IPhone SE, IPhone 11, Apple Watch, or a brand new IPhone 12 Pro Max, here is a quick and easy way to put a basic ICE Contact on your phone in just 2 minutes.

Before You Begin… 

If you password lock your phone, you’ll also need to set up the Medical ID on your iPhone.
It’s the only way that a hospital will be able to view your ICE Contact while you’re phone is locked.
So once you’ve finished your ICE Contact, set up the Medical ID on your phone, by clicking on the Health App (that’s the app with the heart that comes pre-loaded onto your phone). Then attach your ICE Contact(s) to the Medical ID so they’ll be easy for an emergency room to spot.  If you need detailed instructions on setting up your Medical ID you can find them in our book “At Your Fingertips“.

Grab your phone and let’s get started!

1 Put the word ICE, all capitals, in the First Name field.
2 Put your ICE Contact’s full name and relationship to you in the Company field.
3  Type in each and every one of your contact’s phone numbers.  
4 Type in all of your contact’s email addresses — again, every one you have for them.
5 Type in all of your contact’s social media handles/user names in the “Website” section of your contact.  
You never know what type of communications will be working in an emergency.  Many people have reached loved ones on Facebook and Twitter, when cell phone and landline service was down.
6 Your own allergies, medications and medical history go in the notes section.  Even better capitalize the words ALLERGIES, MEDICATIONS etc, to ensure that they’re seen.

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7  You can also add your physician’s names and phone numbers in the notes section and if you like, a link to your own medical history form. If you don’t have one, you can download one of ours
8  Is your contact in different locations on different days?  Add that in the notes section as well.
9  And finally, never, ever put your social security number or insurance member number into your ICE Contact.  You may put the name of your insurance company and their customer service number into the Notes section if you like, but as long as your emergency contact can provide that information when he or she gets to the hospital, it’s probably not necessary.
If you’d also like to add your ICE Contact to your Apple watch, just make sure your contacts are synched with your iPhone and it will show up on your watch’s contacts as well.  To add it to your Health ID on both your iPhone and your Apple Watch, check out one of our other blog posts

And there you have it.  One fully loaded ICE Contact.  Two Minutes.

While you’re feeling proactive, don’t forget to put ICE Contacts on your spouse’s and kid’s phones too, along with each other’s contact information.
As amazing as our 2 Minute ICE Contact is, we have a high-powered, fully loaded version in our book “The ICE My Phone Kit” along with step by step directions for ICEing other phones like Samsung Galaxy, regular Androids and even phones that are, shall we say, not all that smart.

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The ICE My Phone Kit

Did you know your smartphone can save your life? It can also save your spouse’s life, your kid’s lives and the lives of everyone you love! The secret is letting your phone do the talking for you in an emergency. How? With ICE, your in case of emergency contact. In “The ICE My Phone Kit” you’ll find step by step directions for ICEing, iPhones, Galaxies, regular Androids, Windows and even flip phones. Paperback Or Instant Download

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9 Ways To Stay Safe While Traveling Abroad

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Updated On 3/2/21

Do the airline check-in clerks greet you by name — in five different cities?  

Does every hotel already have your refrigerator stocked with your favorite snacks and beverages before you arrive? Then this blog post is for you. As a writer/producer, one of my favorite things about developing a new movie or television series is the team that comes along with it.  It’s so nice to have people around to handle the little things, whether it’s putting together production schedules or making sure my contacts are synced up to my smartphone. On the other hand, it’s so easy to get used to having people to handle everything for you, that it’s simple to overlook the things you really do need to do for yourself.  Like set up an ICE Contact on your phone.  Or to make sure that you have everything you need at your fingertips to handle an emergency, whether you’re with your staff or completely alone. After writing three books that have kept thousands of families and their keepsakes safe and sound, heading up business continuity planning for the Wealth Management department of a Fortune 500 bank and having been through some pretty “interesting” situations of our own, my writing partner and I have learned one thing. 

You never know when or where you’ll be, when you suddenly need to put out all the stops to get yourself out of a hairy situation. 

So here 9 ways to stay safe while traveling abroad — some of our favorite tips to help you and your family, stay safe and secure, no matter where your travels take you — even if it’s only a few miles from your front door.
1.  Pre-program the emergency number for the country you’ll be visiting into your phone before you leave, along with local numbers for your country’s embassy and any other emergency assistance numbers.
2.  Always leave an assistant, a colleague and your spouse (or if he or she is going with you, a close relative) a copy of your itinerary with local contact numbers. Be sure to send updates if that information changes.
3.  Carry two portable chargers for your smartphone and other electronic devices with you at all times, ensuring that one of them is always completely charged.

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4.  If you travel around the world frequently for business, you need to have four ICE Contacts on your smartphone. The first should be your spouse or significant other, the second a close relative or friend.  The third contact should be your attorney or business manager and the fourth, a business partner or colleague who can attend to matters if you are temporarily incapacitated or in a location where telecommunications are down.   Name the first two ICE Medical 1 and 2, then name the others ICE Legal and ICE Business.
5.  Scan all of your vital documents, treasured photos (both family and business), keepsakes, awards and anything else that is important to you and place the scans on portable hard drives in at least three secure locations. If you haven’t already done so, place the originals of your vital documents in a waterproof/fireproof location.
6.  Make sure that the members of your immediate family have ICE Contacts on their phones, as well as any electronic devices that they usually carry, such as an iPod Touch or smart watches. If you have an iPhone with Medical ID, make sure that it is filled in as well.  (How To Create An iPhone Medical ID) And if you want to go one step further, they can place a link to a medical history synopsis into the contact, that an emergency physician can use to treat them until a family member arrives on scene.  We have medical history forms on our blog and with our books, if you need them.
7.  Make sure that you have your spouse’s emergency information in your phone and vice versa, in case you ever need it quickly.
8.  If your spouse and children are travelling with you in an unfamiliar country, consider downloading the Find My Friends app. All you have to do is add their smartphones to the app and you’ll be able to see exactly where they are along with directions to their location.
9.  Always give yourself a way out. As much as you appreciate your staff, don’t assume they’ll always be right there to help you deal with an emergency situation.  You got where you are today by strategic thinking and planning, so make sure that you have the tools you need to deal with any situation that arises.

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What if I told you, there was something you have with you right now, that can give you the support, information & ability you need to keep everyone and everything you love safe and sound, PLUS the power to gather your family in seconds no matter where they are. What is it? It’s your smartphone! At Your Fingertips is an easy to read, easy to use guide that turns your smartphone into your very own life preserver. Paperback Or Instant Download


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