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Old 20th October 2005, 10:51   #1
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ICE - In Case of Emergency...

> > A campaign encouraging people to enter an emergency contact number in
> > their mobile phone's memory under the heading ICE (In Case of
> > Emergency), has rapidly spread throughout the world as a particular
> > consequence of
> > lastweek's terrorist attacks in London.
> >
> > Originally established as a nation-wide campaign in the UK, ICE allows
> > paramedics or police to be able to contact a designated relative
> > /next-of-kin in an emergency situation.The idea is the brainchild of
> > East Anglican Ambulance Service paramedic Bob Brotchie and was
>launched
> > in May this
> > year. Bob, 41, who has been aparamedic for 13 years, said: "I was
> > reflecting
> > on some of the calls I've attended at the roadside where I had to look
> > through the mobile phone contacts struggling for information on a
> > shocked or
> > injured person. Almost everyone carries a mobile phone now, and with
>ICE
> > we'd know immediately who to contact and what number to ring."
> >
> > The person may even know of their medical history. By adopting the ICE
> > advice, your mobile will help the rescue services quickly contact a
> > friend or relative which could be vital in a life or death situation.
>It
> > only takes a few seconds to do, and it could easily help save your
>life.
> > Why not put ICE in your phone now? Simply select your person to
>contact
> > in case of emergency, enter them under the word "ICE" and thetelephone
> > number of the person you wish to be contacted.
> >
> > Please will you also email this to everybody in your address book, 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, use ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc.
> >
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Old 20th October 2005, 21:25   #2
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Got this in the same forwarded message as the one about unlocking cars with the aid of a cell phone. Has anyone ever tried these services and do they really work?
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