Thursday, October 18, 2007

In Case of Emergency (ICE) Campaign

This year is moving along very quickly for me. I have saved alot of information that I wanted to pass along. One of them is the "ICE" Campaign.

Especially, I know that before 'speed dial' I had to memorize all of my important family contact numbers. However, today that is not the case. Most people have to refer to their phones to get a phone number.

That is why I think this is an important concept. Especially for our children.

'In Case of Emergency'

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".

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.

Be sure it's in your kid's cell phones also.
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.

~ til next time,

2 comments:

Herbfarmer said...

What a great idea! And doesn't it just make the most sense.
Thanks for the well wishes, Roe. Hopefully the rain is gone for the morning's set up. The level of intensity is slowly dwindling and I am looking forward to interacting with the festival visitors and maybe getting a little quiet time.
Have a great weekend!

Karen Creel said...

Great information, I will post on my blog as well.
karen
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