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Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

ICE - 'In Case of Emergency'
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency) Campaign
The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell(mobile) phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name 'ICE' ( In Case Of Emergency).
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as 'ICE.'
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!
Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!

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Oct 18 @ 4:01AM  
Okay, I know this blog isn't my usual exciting blog, and yes, it's a little lame. But I posted this because I thought that it was a useful tip with your address book in your cell phone in case of an emergency.

Oct 18 @ 4:23AM  
I just took a look at my cell. under my contacts the first in the list is an in case of emergency contact. gives me a place to list 3 contact numbers and important information. even turns the contact name red in my list. good idea ICE. for people who's cell dont come with it already.

Oct 18 @ 6:03AM  

Oct 18 @ 8:24AM  
great idea!
I also keep a card in my wallet as plan b

Oct 18 @ 9:33AM  
It is a great idea Shawn, I heard about "ICE" a year ago from my sister. I had never heard of it before, and my cell doesn't have the feature that shellbell talks about. I've put it on mine......thanks for the info and letting others know!!

Oct 18 @ 9:58AM  
Thanks Shawn never heard of it.. This is a good idea....

Oct 18 @ 10:11AM  
my niece told me about it last year at Christmas, noticed my phone didn't have it Soooo when I got a new phone yep its there!!! Great blog Shawn

Oct 18 @ 10:31AM  

Great idea!

Oct 18 @ 10:42AM  
Well although most of the time Paramedics not only dont have time they wouldnt take the time to look at a cell phone for info and because cell phones have so many various ways of retrieving that info they wouldnt take the time.........but ICE is useful for hospitals........if there isnt a pin number (lock number) so that the phone can be used.......many times phones have locks on them so they are unuseable to find that info if you dont have a lock on your phone.......and your phone is with you at the time ICE can help..........its also good if you make the phone identifyable to you.........for instance.........under ICE if your phone is capable put a picture of you............another good thing is to put Home on your phone........start it of with a ahome or aahome........or aaahome to keep it as your number one contact..........there you can place your name, picture, some phones have spots for addresses, birthdates ect.

Also one problem they have found is that the same number used for ICE and another person could be a problem...........but I believe that is only a problem with older phones.

Mine has a case of emeregency right at the top...........but i dont have it filled out.......guess i should get to it.........

Oct 18 @ 10:44AM  
Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

Sorry I forgot this..........its not standard procedure in ohio.........I was a paramedic there...........all personal belongings are to be bagged and placed with the patient........again..........never would we have wasted the time looking for ICE on a cell........if the patient was unresponsive..........we were to busy trying to keep them stable/find the problem/get them to the hospital.

Oct 18 @ 11:37AM  
ICE is also slang for meth.....

Wonder how many cops would look in the phone and assume its your drug dealer!

Oct 18 @ 9:39PM  
Our local news station ran a story on this earlier this summer, and yes, I've put my parents phone number under "ICE".

Oct 18 @ 10:10PM  

Oct 19 @ 2:28AM  
Good info,,,was going to post this myself a while back but didn't get it done.... glad someone did,

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