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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Carry a loaded cell phone as well

The Roadgunner podcast has been my second favorite podcast for a while now, I have learned to cook healthy food in a big rig (forget the fact that I don't have a big rig) and to always carry a loaded cell phone when you carry a loaded gun so this came to mind when I got this in my e-mail...

This has been around before but good to be aware of again.  It's a great idea that could make a big difference in an emergency if you get all of your family members set up this way.

Subject: ICE - 'In Case of Emergency' 
 This is a standard procedure paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone. 
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but no one, 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. 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 share 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