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October 26th 2007
ICE sounds like a good idea

Magnetic Times received this message recently from local, Tatjana Hannan. It looks to be doing the rounds of email messenging and we thought it a great idea and one worth sharing.

We all carry our mobile phones with names and numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, is likely to know which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

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 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 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 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 will make a difference! Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!

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ICE sounds like a good idea
October 26th 2007
great idea - thanks!
October 26th 2007
Just when I thought I was moving out of the 'ice' age by buying a mobile phone, I will be moving back into it again............great idea.
I was always told if you found a mobile phone you went looking for 'Home' and tried that first?
October 26th 2007
Tatjana! What a great idea...makes me wish I had a mobile...almost!
October 27th 2007
storing it in.... excellent work, perhaps some of our pollies ad camPAINS could spare a few dollars to advertise this as well...
July 1st 2009
Recently, the company kavapoint announced a new iPhone app that does this and more including holding all your medical information and the ICE information.

What do you think? Send us your comments.

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