I C E - IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.
ICE - '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 cel l(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, th ere 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. A great idea that will make a difference! Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing a n ICE number in our Mobile phones today! Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest. ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.
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We've been using this here for about the last 2-3 years. As soon as I read about it, I programmed the relevant numbers into Mums phone in case anything happened when she was out. The way I set hers up was ICE Doctor & ICE Garth with the relevant numbers. It's a good idea to include your doctor in case you're allergic to any meds or have a condition the paramedics or hospital should know about.
Another useful number is 112 It takes the place of the local emergency number & will work in any country even if the phone wont work on the local network or the sim card is missing from the phone.
Very good idea! I got an email about that a while ago. My newest phone from Verizon had that in there automatically and it was the very first "contact" in the phonebook.
I've been using the concept for several years now, and our new Verizon phones also had it already programmed to be the first contact.Originally Posted by kal3idoscope
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We have a state trooper friend who strongly recommends doing this very thing. Good reminder, Jim.
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