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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I don't know if any of you have received this email, but I thought I would post it here, as I think it seems like a decent idea!

Following the disaster in London . . .

East Anglian Ambulance Service 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 " I C E " 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 hospital staff will then be
to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact
them. It's so simple that everyone can do it.

Please will you 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 a loved one's mind at rest.
For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.
post #2 of 14
It is a great idea. I have already added 3 I.C.E contacts in my mobile phone.
post #3 of 14
So what do i do, just edit someones name and put I C E beside it?, so when they scroll down your address book thats when they see it?
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yes, that's it, Susan! Then they are easy to find! If you put the number at the beginning, it will appear at the top of your address book!
post #5 of 14
I tried that, but I couldn't fit the details on so I added 3 ICE's as new contacts. For example:

ICE 1 Mum & Dad (then their number)
ICE 2 Sister (" ")
ICE 3 Friend (" ")

That way, I dial ppl as usual forgetting about the ICE contacts. Hopefully they will never need to be used, but if they are all the person looks under is ICE and nothing else.

post #6 of 14
Done it!!!

What an excellent idea I've just told a few at work as well, and one of the girls had also heard of it
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Good idea!
post #8 of 14
post #9 of 14
Yes we received this email as well at work today. Apparently some emergency services also look under NOK for Next of Kin.

I think it's a fantastic idea and have passed it on to my family - we're all doing it.
post #10 of 14
Originally Posted by CoolCat
Rigel - it's so that if the emergency services are called to help a person who is not able to give details of who they are or who they would like to be contacted, then the emergency services can get this information from the person's mobile phone. So the ICE contacts are those that the services could contact in the case of emergency such as husband/wife or parents etc. NOK is next of kin, in other words the close family members that the person would like to be contact.
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post #12 of 14
Yes Hissy - it is true. See the East Anglia Ambulance Services webpage at is a UK initiative, I don't know whether the same scheme operates elsewhere.
post #13 of 14
What a great idea! Will make sure a few people know about this.
post #14 of 14
Great idea!
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