In Case of Emergency (ICE) contacts

Now, here’s a good idea – add ICE to your cell phone address book!

With my sister, her son-in-law, and several cousins in the medical profession, they often run into the problem of how to reach the loved ones who are injured to the point that they cannot speak for themselves at the moment. The answer comes from a paramedic who launched a nation-wide campaign to solve that problem. The answer? Putting the emergency contact person’s name in your cell phone address book under the name of “ICE” (In Case of Emergency). Simple, easy, common-sense. Why has this not been thought of before? Multiple contacts can be handled by appending a number to the acronym (ICE1, ICE2, ICE3…). Emergency personnel will be able to find who you want contacted in an emergency.

Thank you, Bob Brotchie! I’m doing this tonight.

Hat tip Bert Webb at Open Loops

Update. additional information from Joe Katzman

Originally established as a nation wide campaign in the UK, “ICE” allows paramedics or police to be able to quickly contact a designated relative or next of kin in an emergency situation. The idea is the brainchild of East Anglian Ambulance Service Paramedic Bob Brotchie and was launched in May of this year. Bob has been a paramedic for 13 years

also. see the website ICE – In Case of Emergency

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