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Ice Saves Cell Phone Users

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by CentralSigns, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. CentralSigns

    CentralSigns Very Active Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Golden BC
    Here is a good short Read that could save your life;

    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 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(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 dialling 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.
  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

    Jan 2, 2010
    Mitten State
    Good idea.
  3. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN
    We've been doing that for a couple of yrs now. Thankfully haven't had a need to use it yet.
  4. tintguy31794

    tintguy31794 Member

    Apr 20, 2007
    my phone came with an "in case of emergency" contact category
  5. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

    Jun 18, 2004
    Well someone was thinking, times sure have changed.
  6. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    Jun 8, 2004
    mine too. great idea to do even if your phone doesn't have the category

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