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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:45 pm 
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A really good idea posted to the [brain-temozolomide] group:

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ICE - In Case of Emergency

A campaign encouraging people to enter an emergency contact number in their
mobile phone's memory under the heading ICE (In Case of Emergency), has rapidly
spread throughout the world as a particular consequence of last week's terrorist
attacks in London.

Originally established as a nation-wide campaign in the UK, ICE allows
paramedics or police to be able to contact a designated relative / next-of-kin
in an emergency situation.

The idea is the brainchild of East Anglian Ambulance Service paramedic Bob
Brotchie and was launched in May this year. Bob, 41, who has been a paramedic
for 13 years, said: "I was reflecting on some of the calls I've attended at the
roadside where I had to look through the mobile phone contacts struggling for
information on a shocked or injured person. Almost everyone carries a mobile
phone now, and with ICE we'd know immediately who to contact and what number to
ring. The person may even know of their medical history."

By adopting the ICE advice, your mobile will help the rescue services quickly
contact a friend or relative - which could be vital in a life or death
situation. It only takes a few seconds to do, and it could easily help save your
life. Why not put ICE in your phone now? Simply select your person to contact in
case of emergency, enter them under the word 'ICE' and the telephone number of
the person you wish to be contacted.

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
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 Post subject: ICE - a great idea
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:12 pm 
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Location: South east Australia
I returned from the UK two years ago and was surprised that ICE did not seem to have shown up much at all. There were articles in the Press about the initiative that I found on Google, but the mainstream didn't seem to have caught on. Then I finally saw it in some instructions elsewhere. So, my plans to get a service club to sponsor community service announcements to get this going have been abandoned. I think it will spread in its own good time.

Might I suggest though that ICE1, ICE2 etc are less than ideal? My ICE listings, and I have three, list a name and the phone status (mobile / home) so the ES person can speak to the person by name. Since our home and mobile phones have CLI and my partner and I have a special ring sound at home, we always know when the other's phone is calling.

I also bought one of the medi-alert necklaces and provided details of my GBM, three contact numbers and medication. I'm not used to wearing neck jewellery, so I find it a little uncomfortable sometimes, but my carer is a lot happier about my going out alone when she knows I am carrying something the ES can use. They cost about $30, but for the reduced heartache and worry, I think it is well spent.


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