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ICE In Case of Emergency

My thanks to Carol Ryan, who passed on this excellent idea to us from the Ambulance Service.

We all carry our mobile phones with names and numbers stored in its memory. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending to our needs, while having access to our mobile phone, 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.

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The concept of ‘ICE’ is catching on very quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As 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 recognised 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

Please Email this advice from this site to all your friends.  It really could save  lives or put a loved one’s mind at rest.

Note: To all those with passwords on your phone. I have been informed there are stickers and iPhone applications that can remedy this situation.

Thanks Carol for pointing out this excellent, yet logical advice.

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