Friday, October 10, 2008

I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency)

My dear neighbour "A" emailed me this and I am sure some of you have seen this before, but in case anyone hasn't or you haven't done this yet, this is a reminder.

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 the '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 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.

As I am so technically challenged, I will get future dil "K" to put my numbers in my phone tomorrow when she is over, as I know she knows how to do this, thank you "K" :o) I want three numbers put in my phone. Dh's cell phone number, our home number and dd's number. Ds is too far away, if and when he moves back to the city, I'll then add his as well.

I hope we are never in a position where this happens, but its good to know we are prepared if it does.

If you have room and time, how about copy and pasting this post onto your own blog, so we can get the word out on this?


Jen said...

I am so gonna do this tomorrow. What a great Idea. and definitely makes sense.

Thanks so much for spreading the word

Rinkly Rimes said...

What happens to people who're always forgetting their mobiles?

Gill - That British Woman said...

Rinkly, in my case its not forgetting my mobile, its remembering to charge the battery!!!


headly said...

Thanks for the info.

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
THanks for the info.
I don't know how to copy and paste. Nobody her to help me right now .
Hope you have a agreat day!

Cherie said...

Excellent post! I am going to link it!

Gill - That British Woman said...

thank you everyone for reading this and for those of you who are going to post this on your blog, a big thanks for that.


Shammickite said...

sounds like a great idea. But I would have to have a charged up cell phone for this to work. My phone is in my car and I never use it consequently it runs out of juice quite often and I forget to charge it up.

Lakeland Jo said...

I have put this on my blog-thanks. Great idea

Suburbia said...

Hi, I've heard of this before but I guess I should do something about it now!
Thanks for your visit :)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Gill, this is a very good idea and we'll certainly use it in our family. We need to get our five year old to memorise our phone number here or mobile phone...I wonder if they could dream up a system for the little ones (without phones)! Thanks for blogging about it. Hx

Janet said...

Great advice, Gill. I'll post it on my blog too.