In Case of Emergency - ICE

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 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 dialing 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! Mobile phones today! Please Spread this. It won’t take too many ‘words’ before everybody will know about this It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest . Let’s spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our ICE will speak for you...


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I recently received a call from a Kentucky 911 center asking if I had a son named XX. I answered that I did; the operator quickly assured me that the call was not regarding his health. Evidently when he was moving across country a box fell off his truck and onto the highway. Someone stopped, determined that it had things of value in it, including a mobile phone. They box and contents were picked up by the highway patrol who delivered them to the 911 center. They charged the phone to find that one of the names in the address book was MOM. Hence the call to me. ICE would have worked just a well.

My mother recently lost her

My mother recently lost her phone while out shopping... she got it back because the person who found it called the first number in her contact list (fortunately it was my neice, and she knew that her grandmother lived in that town). Seems to me there should be a person information section on the contact list. Nothing too personal, just name, number and emergency contact.


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