Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ICE - In Case of Emergency

ICE - In Case of Emergency

I received this email from a relative and I thought it was the"BEST IDEA" since sliced bread. This may have been sent throughThriftyFun before but I think it was worth sending in case it wasmissed. Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedicsfollow at the scene of an accident, when they come across your cell phone.

It is called ICE (In Case of Emergency). We all carry our mobilephones with names and numbers stored in its memory but nobody,other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to ourclosest family or friends. If we were to be involved in anaccident or were taken ill, the people attending us would haveour mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Which number isthe contact person in case of an emergency?
Hence this ICE Campaign It is a method of contact duringemergency situations. As cell phones are carried by the majorityof the population, all you need to do is store the number of acontact person or persons who should be contacted duringemergency under the name 'ICE' ( In Case Of Emergency).

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when hewent to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phoneswith patients, but they didn't know which number to call. Hetherefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was anationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergencysituation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff wouldbe able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing thenumber you have stored as 'ICE.' For more than one contact namesimply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.

A great idea that will make a difference! Let's spread theconcept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phonestoday! Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards'before everybody will know about this. It really could save yourlife, or put a loved one's mind at rest. ICE will speak for youwhen you are not able to.

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