Got this via e-mail from Sir Yuri, and I must say that it is just brilliant! 😀
ICE – A great idea that will make a difference !
A recent article from the Toronto Star, “the ICE
idea”, is catching on and it is a very simple, yet
important method of contact for you or a loved
one in case of an emergency. As cell phones are
carried by the majority of the population, all you
need to do is
program the number of a contact person
or persons and store the name as “ICE”.
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that
when they went to the scenes of accidents,there were
always mobile phones with patients, but they didn’t
know which numbers to call. He therefore thought that
it would be agood idea if there was a nationally
recognized name to file” next of kin” under. Following
a disaster in London The East Anglican Ambulance
Service has launched a national “In case of Emergency
(ICE)” campaign. The idea is that you store theword
“ICE ” in your mobile phone address book, and with it
enter the number of the person you would want to be
contacted “In Case of Emergency “. In an emergency
situation,Emergency Services personnel and hospital
staff would then be able to quickly contact your next
of kin, by simply dialing the number programmed under
Please forward 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 a loved one’s mind at rest. For more than one
contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.
A great idea that will make a difference !
This new system should also be endorsed here in the Philippines, it would’ve really save lives. You could copy the entire text and spread it via e-mail, post it to your own blog or in all the online forums you visit. 🙂