ICE your mobile so the emergency services can call your loved ones

Found a wee article about "ICE" top right of page 3 of last weeks Wellingtonian* which is a freebie newspaper here in Wellington, NZ.

In essence you put a contact named ICE (In Case of Emergency) in your mobile phone with the number of someone you'd like the emergency services to contact when you've had your heart attack, car smash or spotted someone with the same handbag and are overcome with a "fashion nightmare".

Cracking idea eh?

Wikipedia starts with this:
In Case of Emergency (ICE) is a program that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, to identify victims and contact their next of kin to obtain important medical information. The program was conceived in the mid-2000s and promoted by British paramedic Bob Brotchie in May 2005.[1] It encourages people to enter emergency contacts in their cell phone address book under the name "ICE". Alternately, a person can list multiple emergency contacts as "ICE1", "ICE2", etc. The popularity of the program has spread across Europe, and has started to grow into North America.[2]

Brilliant idea - and so simple! Top work Bob!

SO. DO. IT ... now ...
No, now. Don't read on ... do it now!

More details:

Added your ICE contact to your phone ... well done.

* Despite the contact email addresses ending there is no registered ... have at it fun people!


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