Saturday, July 30, 2005

A Very Good Idea - ICE (In Case of Emergency)

Thanks to Standard Radio of London Market Manager Braden Doerr for this simple yet important suggestion. See below then pass it on.

As long as everyone knows what ICE (In Case of Emergency) stands for, this is not a bad idea. It was thought up by an ambulance man/paramedic whofound that at the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones onthe victims, but the emergency personnel didn't know which numbers to calland he thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name to file "next of kin" under.

Following the disaster in London, East Anglian Ambulance Services have launched a national "In Case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign with the support of Falklands war hero, Simon Weston. The idea is that you store the word " ICE " in your mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency."

In an emergency situation, ambulance and/or hospital staff would then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and beable to contact them. It's so simple that everyone can do it. Please do. And 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 aloved one's mind at rest. You can put more than one contact name in yourcellphone's address book. Just use ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.

1 comment:

Joel Burke, PD, KYGO, Denver said...

JEFFERSON PILOT Country KYGO/DENVER morning team KELLY, JONATHAN and MUDFLAP are working closely with the DENVER DEPT. of SAFETY, and the DENVER Police and Fire Departments to lead awareness of "I.C.E." A LONDON Paramedic started "I.C.E.," after the recent LONDON bombings, as not many victims had emergency contact info on their cell-phones. The idea is to put emergency info on individual's cell-phones under the acronym of "I.C.E."

Hopefully this information from "I.C.E.," will help firefighters, police and other emergency personnel notify loved ones in case of an emergency or accident. The KYGO folks are on a campaign to urge DENVER residents to load the "I.C.E.," info on their cell phones and are working with public officials on the campaign. If you'd like more information on "I.C.E.," call KYGO Promo Dir. PAUL HELING at (303) 270-9734.