We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows 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.

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 dialling the number you have stored as 'ICE'.

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Do you have an `ICE` phone number in your cell phone?
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows 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.

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 dialling the number you have stored as `ICE`.

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


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14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 5:35:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
never heard of this.

im assuming ppl would call my 'mom', 'dad', 'grandma', or 'sister' though.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 6:12:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't have a cell phone.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 6:17:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/19/2007 5:35:48 PM ang2pang wrote:
never heard of this. im assuming ppl would call my 'mom', 'dad', 'grandma', or 'sister' though.

Yeah, that's what I would assume, too. I have my parents' and grandmother's numbers listed (well, my brothers' too, but there would be no way for someone I didn't know to know they were my brothers from their entries) so I would assume they would call one of them.

I would think most people have their parents listed under Mom, Dad, etc. so I'm not sure exactly why they say "nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends." I mean, I guess they don't have any way of knowing if you're actually close to your parents, but I think that would usually be a good place to start calling.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 6:19:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't have a cell phone, but I would use names.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 9:11:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'm pretty much sure they would just call my mom anyway, since she's listed as Mom. Plus, I have pictures next to everyone's name on the phone book, so you can kind of tell who's my age and who are older family members.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 9:25:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, my mom's cell. My sister told me about the ICE thing but my brother says they look up in your med records or something...I don't know who's right.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 9/27/07 - 11:14:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's a neat idea, but I think Mom and Dad are kind of obvious choices too.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 9/27/07 - 11:20:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, it's a stupid idea. Paramedic don't have time to play with your cellphone, and digging around your wrecked, blood car is a waste of time. You are going to be lucky of the paramedics so much as bring your phone with them.

I seriously doubt the TRUE creator of this was a paramedic, at least not in practice.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 9/27/07 - 11:44:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
Heh heh yeah, I use that ICE thing. I don't remember where I first heard of it, though.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/15/07 - 2:02:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Its my mum
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/15/07 - 2:03:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
ohh I heard about this at Drivers Ed. I don't have a cell phone yet so I guess not
13 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/3/08 - 8:13:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
nope. i might do this, though.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 2/18/09 - 4:33:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
psh. no. i'll *never* need it.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 2/18/09 - 5:28:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. I figured they would just call Mum or Dad.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/23/09 - 6:31:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't even use my cell phone at all.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/23/09 - 8:56:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've never heard of this. When I find a phone, I call "home" or "mom" or "dad".

13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/23/09 - 9:16:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
What an idea! I'd have to do that!
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/23/09 - 9:26:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
NO, however when I see the term ICE I think Immigration Enforcement.



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