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Friday, January 18, 2008

ICE for Cell Phones

"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 cell 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

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.
Or ICE-Husband

A Washington Post story said that if your mom or dad are elderly and couldn't respond or help in an emergency situation, to list your number 1 and number
2 as Emergency Contacts. (That is also a good thought -- and one I immediately didn't think about - but since this is for an emergency contact -- it is good I
went searching this story out before sending it on.)

Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!

A great idea that will make a difference!

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.

Have a Great Day!"

I looked it up on Snopes, and it had great info!

It mentioned that it's a good idea to put ICE numbers by your ID too, so people can identify you and know who to call. They said just in case you're not next to your phone, or purse.

I really like this idea.

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