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ICE
In Cse of Emergency

Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that person's identity. You can make their job much easier with a simple idea that they are trying to get everyone to adopt: ICE.

ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. If you add an entry in the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone number, of the person that the emergency services should call on your behalf, you can save them a lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly. It only takes a few moments of your time to do.

Paramedics know what ICE means and they look for it immediately. ICE your cell phone NOW!
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What a great idea! Now, why didn't I already think of that......
post #4 of 14
Thanks for passing that on! It is a great idea! I'm gonna e-mail that out too!
post #5 of 14
I might actually do that one!!! Thanks
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thanx i'll pass it on through msn
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I'll do that today!
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I would rather just place "In Case of Emergency Contact" instead of "ICE"... you see, ICE means the ice that freezes on winter, and those intials are incredibly common in the United States for "Immigration and Customs Enforcement" (a division of the Department of Homeland Security. Every time you see some footage of people detained for trafficking illegal immigrants and so on you will see agents with those intitials holding the guy). Someone who isn't versed on that type of stuff might actually assume that you hold the phone number of a border security government office.
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I added 3 ICE contacts to my mobly a few weeks ago - I think it is a great idea!
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Originally Posted by yoviher
I would rather just place "In Case of Emergency Contact" instead of "ICE"... you see, ICE means the ice that freezes on winter, and those intials are incredibly common in the United States for "Immigration and Customs Enforcement" (a division of the Department of Homeland Security. Every time you see some footage of people detained for trafficking illegal immigrants and so on you will see agents with those intitials holding the guy). Someone who isn't versed on that type of stuff might actually assume that you hold the phone number of a border security government office.
Victor, no offense, but, if ever I needed medical assistance I don't think the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) division will be coming to my rescue.
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That's a good idea, I added 3 numbers on mine so they will find someone.
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Originally Posted by ccoccocats
Victor, no offense, but, if ever I needed medical assistance I don't think the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) division will be coming to my rescue.
Ditto on that - I didn't even know Immigration and Customs Enforcement existed (leave it to the uneducated American ) Here's the link for the origins of the ICE bulletin: http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/icephone.asp I think it's a fabulous idea, and I'm hoping it catches on here in the states as well. Even if it doesn't, I'm putting ICE contacts in my phone.

Victor, after you've read the link above you might understand the idea a little better. I've put "ICEDad", "ICEAlice" for example; give them an idea of who they're calling. I'll still carry a paper copy, but hey, if it helps my rescuers reach my family that much faster, it can't be all bad!!!

Also, I've always had my banner on my phone read my full name (1st & last) because I usually have a very popular model that doesn't have different cases - so I won't have to worry about them identifying the cellphone as mine should the worst occur.
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