These days most of us carry our mobile phones with us all the time, even when we ride. Our most important numbers are stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves and maybe our close friends, knows which of these numbers belong to people who should be contacted if we were involved in an accident or taken ill. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this ‘I-C-E’ (In Case of Emergency) Campaign.
The concept of ‘ICE’ is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. 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). It’s simple: just put the acronym ICE in front of the name(s) of who emergency personnel should call. For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.
The idea was thought up by a British 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.’
Like many great ideas, this is a simple one to execute and it could make a huge difference. Program your cell phone with ICE numbers today.