We all carry our mobile phones with hundreds of names and numbers stored in the memory but yet nobody, other than ourselves, know which of these numbers belong to our nearest and dearest ones? In case we are ever involved in an accident, or if we had a heart attack, and the people tending to us get hold of our mobile phones, they don’t know which number to call to inform our family members. Yes, there are many 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. The concept of “ICE” is catching on quickly. It is simple, and an important method of contact during emergency situations.
Cell phones are carried by the majority of the population, just store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted 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 be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing the number stored as “ICE”.
Please let others know. It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest.
For more than one contact name, simply enter ICE1, ICE2, 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! This was an email message that was sent to me by a very close and dear friend. This post is all about giving back and helping others!!