Thursday, October 2, 2008

"ICE" Your Phone

A useful thing to add to your mobile address book!
It was thought up by an ambulance man/paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones but they didn't know which numbers to call and he thought that it would be a goodidea if there was a nationally recognized name to file "next of kin"under.
Following the disaster in London . . .East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign with the support of Falklands war hero Simon Weston.
The idea is that you store the word " I C E " in your mobile phoneAddress book, and against it enter the number of the person you wouldwant to be contacted "In Case of Emergency".
In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be ableto quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them.
It's so simple that everyone can do it.
For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.
Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that person's identity.
You can make their job much easier with a simple idea thatthey are trying to get everyone to adopt: ICE.
ICE stands for In Case of Emergency.
If you add an entry in the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE,with the name and phone no. of the person that the emergency servicesshould call on your behalf, you can save them a lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly.
It only takes a few moments of yourtime to do.
Paramedics know what ICE means and they look for it immediately.
ICE your cell phone NOW!

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