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.
2 thoughts on “I-C-E: In Case of Emergency Make it Easy for Paramedics to Reach your Family and Friends”
I depended on this ICE contact approach until I got exposed to the comprehensive and free ICE solution from http://ICEcare.net. It retains all your health details, allergies, medications, contacts and much more on your mobile phone.
How many times you have called someone and reached their voice mail? Paramedics have a stressful job as they strive to save lives. Each and every second counts. Do you really think they have time to call your ICE contacts? If they have quick access to information that can help them treat you better, then they will use it. But they will not make a call for it…. that is the core difference!
Sign up today for this free ICE solution from http://ICEcare.net. You will be glad you did.
I believe the best FREE resource internationally would be the Next of Kin Registry (NOKR) with over 15 million users in just less than 5 years. Our churches use this service nationwide in the USA, the UK and in Africa. We used NOKR during the Tsunami in Asia and post many daily concerns. I can attest that this is the premier resource and that the ICE program has many flaws that could hurt a user. Example; What if you loose your phone? What if someone gets your phone and try’s to scam the ice contact (give us a visa or MasterCard to check in your family to a hospital or please wire funds to help your family member or if the contacts give you a SS# and DOB to scam the identity) people will do very bad things in trying situations? What is in place to prevent just these few concerns?