Monday, September 17, 2007

In Case of Emergency

I saw this over at Are We There Yet?. Please read and follow the instructions if you haven't already. This could save your life. Feel free to pass the word along!

"We all carry our mobile phones with names and 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 whom to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency?

Hence the "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) campaign. The concept of "ICE" is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergencies. 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". For more than one contact name, simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. This is a great idea that will make a difference!

5 comments, add yours here:

Titania Starlight said...

Believe it or not I do not own a cell phone. I have a strong aversion to all phones. Could be I worked for a call center from hell at one time.

I will pass this info onto friends and family that do own a cell. :o)

Becky L said...

What a coincident!!

I was just talking with my sister yesterday about ICE. She never heard about it before. I'd heard about it on the News, so it is a legit thing.

In my phone, I have two; I labeled them ICE Home, and ICE Parents, instead of just numbered.

Maggie said...

Great Idea. Adding a ICE contact NOW

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Excellent idea here. I'll go do it now. :)

Linda said...

Thanks for passing this along, Tisha. Hopefully it's not anything we ever need but just in case we do, it's good to have it there!