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Advice for emergencies
"The ICE idea," is a very simple, yet important method of contact for you or a loved
one in case of an emergency.
As mobile phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need
to do is program the number of a contact person or persons and store the
name as "ICE."
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 numbers to call. He therefore thought that it would be a
good idea if there was a nationally recognised name to file "next of kin" under.
Following a disaster in London The East Anglian Ambulance Service has
launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign. The idea is that you
store the word "ICE" in your mobile phone address book, and with it enter the
number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency." In
an emergency situation, Emergency Services personnel and hospital staff
would then be able to quickly find the contact information under "ICE."
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. For more than
one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc. A great idea that
could make a difference!