[LIS-Forum] 'In Case of Emergency"- ICE, A crucial bit of Information

venky venky at library.iisc.ernet.in
Thu Aug 4 14:49:03 IST 2005


The London incident &; now the Mumbai floods have promoted certain concerns and I share with you something useful somebody just sent. As long as everyone knows what ICE stands for, it is not a bad idea. A useful thing to add to your mobile address book!

It was thought up by an ambulance man/paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones but they didn't know which numbers to call and he thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name to file "next of kin" under. Following the disaster in London . . . East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign with the support of Falkland 's 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 able 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 do.

Please will you also email this to more people, it
won't take too many 'forwards' before lots of people 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.
May be one can record even info like blood group in the ICE

Dr. S. Venkadesan
JRD Tata Memorial Library
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560012
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The London incident &; now the Mumbai floods have promoted certain concerns and I share with you something useful somebody just sent. As long as everyone knows what ICE stands for, it is not a bad idea. A useful thing to add to your mobile address book!
It was thought up by an ambulance man/paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones but they didn't know which numbers to call and he thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name to file "next of kin" under. Following the disaster in London . . . East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign with the support of Falkland 's 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 able 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 do.
Please will you also email this to more people, it
won't take too many 'forwards' before lots of people 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.
May be one can record even info like blood group in the ICE
Dr. S. Venkadesan
JRD Tata Memorial Library
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560012


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