Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ICE - In Case Of Emergency

Ive seen this before and thought it was a brilliant idea, and something we can all use. Ive come across it again on Facebook, and here is the info:

ICE (In Case of Emergency) IdeaThe “ICE” idea, is catching on and it is a
very simple, yet important method of contact for you or a loved one in case of
an emergency. As cell phones are carried by the majority of the Population, all
you need to do is program the number of a contact person or persons and store
the name as “ICE”.

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went to
the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they
didn’t know which numbers to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good
idea if there was a nationally recognized name to file “next of kin”

Following a disaster in London the East Anglican Ambulance Service has
launched a national “In case of Emergency (ICE)” campaign. The idea is that you
store the word “ICE” in your mobile phone address book and with it enter the
number of the person you would want to be contacted “In Case of Emergency “. In
an emergency situation, Emergency Services personnel and hospital staff would
then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing the number
programmed under “ICE”.

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  1. Ive done this for sometime ...very odd when someone from home rings and your mobile says you are getting a call from 'ICE' not sure if person finding you in such circumstances looking for your home number would think to ring ICE

    However ....despite this concern its still in my phone ..

  2. This sounds like a great idea. Hopefully it will catch on worldwide.