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  1. This is being circulated by a number of Ambulance trusts and may be of interest to RR readers.

    Subject: FW: 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 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 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
    dialing 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

  2. This has been around for many years now.

    I contacted Dorset NHS trust many years ago to check if they supported the scheme. Most now do.

    It is most useful to have on your mobile. You can nominate as many ICE contacts as you wish I have four - Immediate family and work. (Well may get the insurance paid out quicker!!!!!!!!) :thumright:
  3. I've done this too. My husband's number is in the phone twice, as himself and as ICE.
  4. I have never heard of it, thanks for the info and I will act upon it this very day.
  5. As Waspie says, been around for a few years now but it would be an idea to advertise it now and again for those who haven't heard of it.

    I have my son but not the wife, she would panic to receive the call.
  6. Just done it , many thanks
  7. Had it on my old phone but hadn't updated when I upgraded - now rectified the omission - thanks for the timely reminder. Due back in UK in Jan
  8. And put a little Red Cross before it , kinnell ...

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