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10 September 2009

In Case Of Emergency (ICE)

Many of you may already know this, but did not act on it? then this will be
a reminder for you.

Isn't it true that we all carry our mobile phones with hundreds of
names/numbers stored in its memory but yet nobody, other than ourselves,
know which of these numbers belong to our near and dear ones?

Let us for a moment create a scenario wherein we are involved in an
accident or had a heart attack and the people attending us get hold of our
mobile phone but don't know which number to call to inform our family
members. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the
contact person in case of an emergency?

For this reason, we must have one or more telephone numbers stored under
the name ICE (In case of Emergency) in our mobile phones.

Recently, the concept of "ICE" is catching up quickly. It is simple, an
important method of contact during emergency situations.

As cell phones are carried by majority of the population, all you need to
do is store the number of a contact person or person who should be
contacted at during emergency as "ICE" (meaning In Case of Emergency).

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 number to call.

He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally
recognized name for this purpose.

Following a disaster in London, the East Anglican Ambulance Service has
launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign.

In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital staff
would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing
the number 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!

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