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ICE campaign

Post by Lee Marchant on Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:12 pm

Message from the Ambulance Service

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its
memory.. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the
people attending us would have our mobile phone but woul dn'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 mobile 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 recognised 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
dialling the number you have 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

PLEASE PASS THIS AROUND AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE AS THIS CAN HELP IN AN EMERGENCY
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