In Case Of Emergency

  Bingalau 14:56 26 Apr 2008

I think this needs all the publicity it can get.

ICE ? - 'In Case of Emergency'

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its
memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers
belong to our closest family or friends.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people
attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call.
Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact
person in case of an emergency? ? Hence this 'ICE' (In Case of
Emergency) Campaign
The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact
during emergency situations. ? As cell(mobile) phones are carried by the
majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a
contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency
under the name 'ICE' ( In Case Of Emergency).
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to
the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients,
but they didn't know which number to call. ? He therefore thought that
it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for
this purpose. ? In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel
and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by
simply dialing the number you have stored as 'ICE.'
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. ? A
great idea that will make a difference!
Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile
phones today!
Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody
will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved
one's mind at rest. ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.

  rawprawn 14:59 26 Apr 2008

What an excellent idea.Thank you.

  peg 15:09 26 Apr 2008

heard about this before but never done anything about but now I shall this instant. cheers good and useful post.

  johndrew 16:05 26 Apr 2008

ICE is a chilling thought but a great idea. We only carry our mobiles when away from home for longer than say 5 hours but it is worth making the addition to the list.

Perhaps mobile manufacturers/service providers could pre-program a specific slot for such a facility. This should make it even simpler.

There is also room here for a Medic Alert facility; but then if the `phone was separated from the person concerned it could cause problems.

  pj123 18:12 26 Apr 2008

Done it a long time ago.

  belfman 18:18 26 Apr 2008

Erm one would assume it doesn't take much intellect or effort to look down the contacts list for Mum, Dad, Home etc etc.

  Bingalau 18:59 26 Apr 2008

belfman. We don't all have mums and dads, I have a list of Christian names and of course I know who they are. But there's no way you would know. It would certainly save someone going through numerous numbers before they find a relative. I think it is a good idea and will be putting it to good use.

  crosstrainer 19:07 26 Apr 2008

Superb....Patent required I think!

  HondaMan 19:24 26 Apr 2008

Good idea. Just done mine and the wife's

  sinbads 19:32 26 Apr 2008

I think it shoukd be A&E1..2..3....accident and emergency as this would be at the top of the list

  Bingalau 20:35 26 Apr 2008

crosstrainer. Not my idea but that of a paramedic. As usual I got this from an e-mail, sent to me this time from Australia.

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