Tuesday, July 18, 2006

In Case of Emergency

This message is making its rounds again with the recent
mishaps happening in parts of the world.

Following the disaster in London, their Ambulance Service
launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign.

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 is and
be able to contact him or her. It's so simple that everyone
can do it.

For more than one contact name, you could use ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc.

I thought this is useful to share.


  1. Just be careful how you inform someone you've entered them as an emergency contact. For example, saying something like, "Hey, buddy, I'm gonna put you on ICE," could be disastrous!

  2. MM, that is true. I remember an ex-colleague once suggesting 'Angel' for a fictitious name for some project and she got blasted that it connotes 'angel dust'.

    I guess it's not what is said but more so how it is said. Thanks for your thoughts, MM. People, take note.

  3. I had an emergency book once. It said "in case of attack, throw this book. In case of cold weather, burn this book. In case of hunger, eat this book (it's full of baloney)."

  4. Good one, Wise One! LOL!