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2008-01-16

ICE campaign

Read about this fabulous concept from Sam Chan.
Spread around if you find it meaningful... ...

"Knowing who to call can make all the difference"

We all carry our mobile phones with names and numbers stored in its memory but nobody, 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. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? 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 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 forward 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 .


(Source: e-mail)

P/S:
If you support this idea, please create ICE number in your mobile phones and then post this on your blogs, digg this, e-mail this to all your friends or spread it in whatever manner you can think of.

Thank you.


28 Hugs for Amos & Zac:

WaterLearner said...

Great Idea! I will do it!!

J@n!ce said...

Karen : Faster spread the word & get it up on yours :)

LadyJava said...

Wow.. this is a great idea! But how about abuse.. in case you lose your phone or something.. I actually read somewhere not to openly write hubby or home as names on your phone... hmmm how??

J@n!ce said...

LJ : For this ICE campaign case, its not writing the names of loved ones on the phone. Its denoted by ICE1, ICE2...etc.

Usually the person (abuse) who pick up your phone will instantly removed the SIM card, they won't bother to check your contacts ;p

LadyJava said...

OIC.. wokay.. worth a try!! Thanks for the info Janice.. much appreciated!..

Cheerio
LJ

J@n!ce said...

LJ : No problem :)

JYankee said...

yes a very good idea... nobody knows who is who on that list...now do they? good job Janice!

Amel's Realm said...

Hey, this is an important post! THANKS for sharing! ;-D

Bobby said...

Here in America, cell phone numbers will soon be published as public knowledge. If you want a private # they will start charging us for it...haha! I put in my ICE number just now!

Blur Ting said...

Thanks for this post. It is such a good idea, I created 3 ICE contacts in my phone already.

kegler747 said...

Count me in... will post this entry in a while. This is a great idea.

J@n!ce said...

Jyankee : I think its a fabulous idea too ;)

J@n!ce said...

Amel : Get it up on your blog too ;)

J@n!ce said...

Bobby : That's good :)

J@n!ce said...

Blur : Wow, so fast, thanks for your supprot :)

J@n!ce said...

Carlo : Good, will be over yours to take a look later :)

Ling That's Me said...

this is a good tip. thanks for sharing :)

J@n!ce said...

Ling : You're welcome :)

Adrian said...

Janice!! THis is a god tip...must remember to knock out the Ice Cream man off my list first LOL

Sam Chan said...

Janice,
Thank you very much for the support. I bet more people will know about this concept from your popular site.

FYI, I am on my way down to KL for conference and posting this message from public wifi area.

Blessings to you, Janice.

Daniel said...

this is a very good idea Janice... i'll start putting the ICE into my contact list

J@n!ce said...

Adrian : You are so funny, ok ok ;p

J@n!ce said...

Sam : Thanks for your post too that we learned something interesting :)

Have a safe trip ...

J@n!ce said...

Daniel : That's right, no harm to try :)

Juliana RW said...

ICE.. from the title, i thought it was ice for ice cream champaign hehehe...

J@n!ce said...

Juliana : I have similar thoughts when I first read it over at Sam's too ;)

Sweetpea said...

i have my hubby on as ICE ICE BABY, cool? hahaha

J@n!ce said...

Sweetpea : That's so cool ;p