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reth1nk: Emergency Calls

 My little one was learning about emergency services at school and she came home so excited to tell me about 9-1-1 and the knowledge she now possessed to be of service should the need arise.
 I began talking to her about the process she was taught for calling 9-1-1 and realized that it hadn't diverted much from when I was taught 30 years ago.
 I remember the stickers I brought home from school that my mother graciously allowed me to label our phone with so that I could identify the numbers I would need to press on the corded phone in our living room.
 As I pondered this, I knew that we no longer have a corded phone in the home, much less the rotary phone we kept around as a novelty for her, but I began to wonder if even I knew how to dial emergency services from my smart phone while it was locked.
 This article from iPhoneLife was a great refresher for me and a conversation started between us. I showed her that there is a step she has to do first on my phone to get to the screen she can use to dial 9-1-1.
 I think this is very important for all parents to know and share with their kids. It is something that might not be easily figured out in a moment of crisis.
 iPhoneLife also links to an article about the Emergency ID feature on iPhones that I had already done but feel should be talked about more as well. I heard from an EMT that they are being trained to look for the Medical ID information on phones and that a similar feature is available on all major brands of phone.

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