I.C.E (In Case of Emergency). Please read and tell me your opinion.
February 11, 2007 11:25pm CST
A simple yet an important method of contact during emergency situations. All you need to do is store the number of a contact person or person 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 number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally (globally is better) 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 Service personnel and hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing the number stored as "ICE".
19 Feb 07
I think it's a good idea too. 1000 people may have 1000 ways of keeping their phonebook record. So i think it's good that all of us here practise this method. It saves the paramedic or the respective person time when they are supposed to do so. I think not only in that it saves time for the paramedics. In some cases like a lost handphone, when i found a handphone i was uncertain whom should i contact to return the handphone that i just found. So it ended up i was the one who had to wait for the owner to call me back. Anyway, i am using this method after responding to this discussion. Thank you for your posting.