10 October 2007


Hi folks!This time around i want to pass on a message sent to me from one of my brothers in Australia.It's all about putting an in case of emergency"ICE" name tag on our cell phones.The reasoning is so simple but i bet many of us have not thought about it(me inclusive).
We all carry our mobile phones with names and numbers stored in it's memory but no one,other than ourselves knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.If we were to be involved in an accident(God forbid this) or were taken ill,the people attending to us would have our mobile phones but wouldn't know who to call.
Yes,there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of 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 same "ICE".
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to 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".
For more than one contact name,simply enter ICE1,ICE2 and ICE3 etc.A great idea that would make a difference!!Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today! 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.ICE will speak for you when you're unable to.
From Australia with love!!!

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