Monday, 29 October 2007

ICE - In Case of Emergency

Betty reminded me of this.

Please feel free to copy and post in your journals.

ICE campaign - "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 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". 

Please forward this.

It won't take too many "forwards" before everybody will know about this. It reallycould save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.  For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.  Be sure it's in your kid's cell phones also.....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

8 comments:

  1. Ya know what  I posted this about a year ago when I had my journal Windswept and I thought it was a great idea-BUT I have never done it-thanks for the reminder -I will do it today :-)

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  2. I've not got a mobile phone, I can't think of how they'd contact anybody in case of an emergency. Jeannette xx  

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  3. Great idea and just think of the time it will save

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  4. seraphoflove900129 October 2007 at 12:31

    That is a great idea! Thank you Guido, I think I will go ahead and post it as well. Thank you for sharing this.
    Lisa

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  5. Thanks for the information Guido

    I have copied it for future use.

    Jeanie

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  6. That is a great idea, I had not heard of this before.  Thanks.
    Lisa

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  7. I read about this before....it's a great idea....June:)

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  8. I did this a couple years ago...and I have three ICE contacts.  My brother, my son and Bob.  It's good to have more than one, incase they can't reach someone.  I also listed mine as; ICE brother Steve & his number, ICE son Jim & his number and then ICE friend Bob & his number.      Linda in Washington state

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