Thursday, December 16, 2010

"ICE" campaign : very important to read


Isn't it true that 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? 

Let us for a moment create a scenario wherein (God forbid) we are involved in an accident or had a heart attack and the people attending to us get hold of our mobile phone but don't know which number to call to inform our family members. 

Yes, there are hundreds of 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. 

Read below for more details. 

Fwd: " ICE" Campaign 

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, all you need to do is 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".

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!

Thank You!
Let's make this happen!


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