Monday, August 01, 2005

A public service announcement

With a curtsey to Pimp-Daddy at Political Whore something important to point out, not just from an accident/terrorist type situation, but if you lose a cellphone would help anyone who finds it locate which person to contact:

The London incident has promoted concerns and I share with you what one
of my European colleagues just sent. As long as everyone knows what ICE
stands for, it is not a bad idea. 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 good
idea 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 phone
Address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would
want to be contacted “In Case of Emergency”.

In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be able
to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them.
It’s so simple that everyone can do it. Please do.

Please, will you also email this to everybody in your address book, 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 them ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc.

3 comments:

pimpdaddy said...

Gosh! Thanks!

Lisa Renee said...

No problem, it is something that many of us don't think about. My daughter lost her cellphone once at UT and a professor found it, he started calling numbers until he found me. Had she had a number listed as I C E? Would have been easier.

Thank you!

:-)

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