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ICE and your cell phone – give it some thought

January 27, 2009

I thought this was interesting. I seem to carry my cell phone everywhere I go now, so I have put ICE in my phone list.



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 ‘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!  Please share this with others.  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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2009 9:40 am

    I relly like the article on “ICE” I personally use this and agree that we should get spread the word about it. Nice blog.

  2. JacV permalink
    January 29, 2009 1:50 am

    That is exactly why I keep a prepaid Tracfone with me all the time. Not so much to chat on it for hours on end like some people do but to be able to call for help in an emergency or be in touch of loved ones if they need me.

    And this will help even if I cannot make that call… Thanks!

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