Sunday, December 17, 2006

Fwd: The concept of "ICE"

A  useful idea to pass on to your family and friends - especially children.

The concept of "ICE" is catching up quickly.

It is simple, yet an important method of contact during emergency situations.

As mobile phones are carried by majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a
contact person(s) who should be contacted at during emergency as "ICE " (In Case of Emergency).

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 recognised name for this purpose. Following a disaster in London, the East Anglican Ambulance Service launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign.

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 stored as "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 and ICE3 etc.

A great idea that will make a difference.