Attention Mylotters---In case Of Emergency
April 10, 2007 2:15am CST
Dear Mylotters,We all carry our mobile phones with hundreds of names/ numbers stored in its memory but yet nobody, other than ourselves, know which of these numbers belong to our near and dear ones? In case we are involved in an accident or had a heart attack and the people attending us get hold of our mobile phone but don't know which number to call to inform our family members. Yes, there are many numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? For this reason, we must have one or more telephone numbers stored under the name ICE (In case of Emergency) in our mobile phones. Recently, the concept of "ICE" is catching up quickly. It is simple, an important method of contact during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by majority of the population, just store the number of a contact person or person who should be contacted 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 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". Please forward this. It won't take too many "forwards" before every body 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! Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our mobile phones today! Please forward to your all nearest and dearest.
10 Apr 07
As long as the only people who can access the details are the police or emergency services. One thing that would concern me is that if the phone is lost, it could be abused by the person who finds it. As long as you have no other information in it, other than the name and phone number it should be okay .... I would not put both the first and surname in though. that would make it too easy for a thief to trace and perhaps get the person out of the home on a pretext. It might be taking things too far you think ... but the idea is good as long as the information is safe from those who would misuse such things. It doesn't worry me though as I do not have a mobile/cell phone anyway but know that lots of people do. Think the latest statistics here in Australia is that something like 90% of the adult population has a mobile phone but there are in fact enough mobile/cell phones in this country for every man, woman and child to own one. The reason for this is simple ..... many people have more than one phone and also some people will have a business phone as well as their personal mobile phone, so in fact they might have 3 phones. I do not have one because I can live without one, although there is one in the truck that I drive all the time. It belongs to the company and all the trucks have a mobile in them, but they can only be used for calling back to the depot.