> The idea follows research carried out by Vodafone that shows more than
> 75 per cent of people carry no details of who they would like
> telephoned following a serious accident.
> 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 look
> on a shocked or injured person.
> “It’s difficult to know who to call. Someone might have “mum” in
> their phone book but that doesn’t mean they’d want them contacted in
> an emergency.
> “Almost everyone carries a mobile phone now, and with ICE (“In Case of
> Emergency”)we’d know immediately who to contact and what number to ring. The
> person may even know of their medical history.”
> Simple but effective!
> Following the disaster in London . . .
> 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 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
> For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.