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November 18, 2008

ICE Campaign

A good plan came through our company e-mail bulletin today:

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

'ICE' – In Case of Emergency Campaign.

The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell (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 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 an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!

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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2 Comments:

At November 18, 2008 9:45 a.m. , Anonymous Emma said...

My mum has had ICE numbers in her home phone for quite a while. I thought she was paranoid when I first heard her describe the reason, but after giving it some thought, it makes a lot of sense. I actually have been meaning to add some to my own cell for a while - so thanks for the reminder!

 
At November 18, 2008 8:42 p.m. , Blogger Destress Yourself said...

This is a great campaign.

 

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