Monday, February 02, 2009

I.C.E

This concept is not anything new to me, infact I have known about it for many years.
I am sure that most of you know about it as well, but just in case, for the few that haven't heard about it, I thought I would share.

I C E – In Case Of Emergency

We all carry our mobile phones with names and numbers stored in its memory. 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 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 recognised 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 dialling the number you have stored as ‘ICE’.
For more than one contact name, simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc

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I have about 4 ICE's in my phone, my husband's mobile and home number and my best friend.
That way if anything ever happened to me, they should be able to get in touch with someone!

1 comment:

Charles said...

Identifying a contact number is good but one can do much better...

Go: http://ICEcare.net. They provide a well thought emergency preparedness solution that can help you survive and empower you to help others around you in case of an emergency. It provides the ability to retain your critical health details on your mobile and I think they do an excellent job.

They do *NOT* add an entry in your phone book. They say that in an emergency, every second counts (so very true!). Being busy in saving lives, paramedics may not have the time to call anyone in your list. ICEcare solution provides critical information that you have provided based on your knowledge that can save your life!

ICEcare.net solution is sold to corporates but is free for users. If you like it, then please spread the good word. They want people to know and that is the reason I am sharing my comments here with you!