The cell phone is such an important part of our daily lives. It’s used often for anything from looking up information online to paying for parking via an app. It literally does everything. It’s a very versatile tool.
Want to know what I think the craziest part is? Most people almost forget that it’s a phone. Nobody uses it as that. Text messages are the favorable means of communication. Not making a phone call. Nobody wants to talk – they want to text.
Or you open up a social media app and communicate through that. A phone call is made out of the blue – or when there is an emergency. And what if there is an emergency? Are you prepared? Do you have the most important phone numbers in your phone? According to the experts at kellerlawoffices.com, you should have these 5 emergency numbers saved in your phone.
Local Police, Fire and Rescue
Most people just assume they will dial 911 in an emergency, and while that is always good, sometimes you need to get in touch with you local fire department or police station.
The experts at davidboehrerlaw.com say, it’s a good idea to have their direct numbers, as not every situation warrants a 911 call.
Your Primary Care Doctor
What if you have a medial emergency and you 9or a hospital outside of your network) needs some important information or files? You should always have a way to get in touch with not only your doctor directly, but also their office.
The more direct line of communication you can create the better. Imagine if you were on vacation in Hawaii and you experienced an allergic reaction and the local hospital needed to access your medical records? What then? Opening up your phone and giving a direct contact number is the best option.
Your Children’s School
This is an obvious number to have but I was recently out to lunch with a friend and they had to contact their child’s school and they Googled the number. They didn’t even have the number!
Sometimes you have to call in to arrange a pick up or what if you receive an urgent message alerting you to contact the school? You will avoid so many headaches just by programming it into your phone.
This is one that can be a total lifesaver, and one that you hope you never have to use, but if and when you do, you will be happy you took the time to store the number.
From your attorney for any business or financial dealings to a local car accident lawyer, it’s important that you have legal help and advice a single tap away. Sometimes bad things happen out of the blue and if you are impacted or affected you will want to make sure you have legal help and advice at your disposal.
All Family Members
“Of course I have my family saved in my phone!”
Ok, but all of them? In the event of an emergency or if you need to quickly get in touch with everyone it’s best to have them in there even if you don’t speak to them on a regular basis.
This can be helpful if you travel often. If you are in an accident and someone finds your phone they can quickly call the right people. Use names like “Uncle Joe” or “Mom” so someone can quickly identify what contacts are related and would be good ones to contact if needed.