I got an email as below forwarded by a friend of mine.
Very Important to Note
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
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……
Subject: Fwd: ” ICE” Campaign
Recently, the concept of “ICE” is catching up quickly. It is
simply, 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 at during emergency as “ICE” (meaning In Case
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)”
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!
I think it is a good idea and I am going to opt for it. I have already saved emergency contact names and nos. under “ICE” and “ICE1″… I hope more and more people opt for this. May be I will even go further and write up a card and put it in my wallet card and it will have details of all the people to contact in case of emergency.