ICE campaign

Family, Friend & Associates a great idea for all!

According to Snopes it’s TRUE:

Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the
scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

ICE - “In Case of Emergency”
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.
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(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 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!
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. ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.

What a great idea. Just did mine.

This has been around for several years - all of my kids have ICE numbers programmed into their phones. For some reason, this email started circulating again, I received it twice today.

Newer phones have a pre-programmed menu for emergency numbers, making the ICE entry obsolete. . .