Do You Need I.C.E. On Your Phone?


I have pinched this off Facebook via Janine Draper’s account. I thought It was important enough to share with everyone. It only takes a couple of minutes to add an important number to your phone like this.

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’. For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc

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.

I have added a Photo of my I.C.E Contact from Outlook

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One thought on “Do You Need I.C.E. On Your Phone?

  1. Paula Shillington 25/03/2011 at 21:19

    Yeah – I’ve heard of this. It is a great idea. Thanks for the reminder to set mine up.

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