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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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ICE Cell Phone Numbers

Hey everyone..... I just got this e-mailed to me from a friend who is a physician and was wondering if anyone else had heard about this. Here's the info..... Anyway I thought I'd share it.

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 dialling the number programmed under "ICE".

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. For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc. A great idea that will make a difference!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-28-2006, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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So I got to doing a search on the web about this and it looks like it's been around for awhile. Oh well..... guess I'm passing on old news!
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Re: ICE Cell Phone Numbers

Still a great idea, and I had not heard about it.

Thanks for posting this.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-28-2006, 01:16 AM
 
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Great idea!
...Hmmm....
I'll tell my parents about this!
Thanks a lot!

~ Katrina
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news to me
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though I have considered doing a similar thing myself on my phone.
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Never heard of it, great idea.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-28-2006, 05:25 AM
 
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Whenever I have found a mobile phone on the ground, has happened a few times. There are always "mother, father" or something like that. But with ICE you would be sure it's real, and not a funny name for someones cat. Will do ASAP.
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My wife and I both starting using this idea a little over a year ago. I put in my wife's info and my brother's info too. Not a bad idea at all.
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Guess I wasn't the only one that had not heard about it. I figured those from UK would know all about it. Glad to pass it on though.
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