You can help emergency services to identify key contact(s) on your mobile phone when you can’t do it yourself

You may have received the email below, and  tossed it as spam without reading it. I ignore many such emails myself,  especially when they start or end with the following words: PLEASE PASS THIS AROUND AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE AS THIS CAN HELP IN AN EMERGENCY.

I only read this one because it came from a trusted source, and I am glad I did. I want to share it with you, as I do believe your life may depend on the simple solution that is recommended in times of emergency.

Message from the Ambulance Service 
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory. 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 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’. 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. 
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc

The author of the message above  is unknown and thus cannot be credited.



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