Thursday, July 28, 2005

The ICE ("In Case of Emergency") Meme

From The Register:
The idea is that you store the word "ICE" 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 as simple as that, and for more than one contact name you can use ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc.
(A side effect, which might actually prevent this from being widely adopted, is that when this person calls, the caller ID displays "ICE.")

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1 comment:

Dave said...

I.C.E. is a great idea but it is not enough…
- What if your cell phone is lost or damaged in an accident?
- What if you do not have a cell phone or have it with you at the time I.C.E. is needed?
- What if your emergency contacts are not available when the First Responders try to call?
- What if the buttons are locked?
First Responders need more than just I.C.E.
The Med Alert Card is more reliable than I.C.E. and provides more vital information.
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