In Case of Emergency


In Case of Emergency

Here’s a good idea:

We all carry (I hope) 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 "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.

The cops do use cell phones to try to find folks — I left my phone on my seat one evening and about an hour later got a call from the police. Seems they simply hit redial, got my wife, and she told them where I was. I then went out and moved my car which had rolled down the street into some bushes.  Didn’t set the brake.

The ICE idea is the best, though. Its s constant. I would do that, and also list my emergency contact as first in the address book by putting an "A" in front of the ICE ie AIEC – emergency contact – 555 1212.

Do em both


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