Please read and forward

@zahir_dk (1693)
September 12, 2006 11:13am CST
Hi All, Recently, the concept of "ICE" is catching up quickly. It is simple, yet an important method of contact during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted at during emergency as " ICE" (meaning 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 recognized name for this purpose. Following a disaster in London, the East Anglican Ambulance Service has 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 dialing 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 Please send this message to your friends.
4 responses
@plasma (675)
• India
31 Oct 06
Nice suggestion. It shall be used and forwarded by me right away. Just one query - if my girlfriend's name is Ice?
@zahir_dk (1693)
• India
1 Nov 06
Thats a good question..... add something in front of ur gf's name..... may be melted ICE or something.... Just kiddin man... LOL
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
31 Oct 06
Thank you for posting this. I hadn't heard about the idea before, but I'll pass it on.
@evansrn9 (73)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I put this into my cell after seeing it on the news. It certainly can't hurt!
24 Sep 06
That's an interesting concept. I hadn't heard of that either (despite living in England) Although I'd go for ICE in full as I'm sure many distrinct might not actually reconise the abbreviation.