In Case of Emergency
- Hi All:
I received the following in a newsletter the other day. It may be of
>Subject: who's your emergency contact person?
>A recent article from the Toronto Star, "the ICE idea", is catching
>on and it is a very simple, yet important method of contact for you
>or a loved one in case of an emergency. As cell phones are carried
>by the majority of the population, all you need to do is program the
>number of a contact person or persons and store the name as "ICE".
>The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went
>to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with
>patients, but they didn't know which numbers to call. He therefore
>thought that it would
>be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name to file
>"next of kin" under.
>Following a disaster in London The East Anglican Ambulance Service
>has launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign. The
>idea is that you store the word "ICE " in your mobile phone address
>book, and with it enter the number of the person you would want to
>be contacted "In Case of Emergency ". In an emergency situation,
>Emergency Services personnel and hospital staff would then be able
>to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply entering the number
>programmed under "ICE".
>Please forward this to friends in your address book. 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. For more
>than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc
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