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In Case of Emergency

A former member
Post #: 71
This is a good idea for everyone to do with your cell phone.


Apparently this is a standard procedure 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!

Please forward this. 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. ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.
Brenda L
user 15067251
Buffalo, NY
Post #: 1
How do they get by the password? Not trying yo be a wise ass just curious.
A former member
Post #: 73
Just before you have a accident you disable the password. ;-P Non of my beez wax I still gota wonder why you have a password on the address book/phone though. FYI You can disable the need to put in a password and just click ok once or twice to use it.
A former member
Post #: 12
I don't know about the iPhone, but Android powered phones have an option to make an emergency call even if you cannot unlock the phone.
A former member
Post #: 10
All cell phones can call 911, deactivated, locked... any state except a dead battery. Joe is saying that, if you are passed out in the Drunk Tank at the Erie County Holding Center, what number should the police call to get you bailed out. I would only add that the ICE contact name should be expanded to "In Case of Emergency". Also most smart phones have a notes section where you could put special medical information. In Joes' case it may be "I do not consume alcohol, but Talking and Acting in an odd manner is a normal condition for me"biggrin. Most other people would add an allergies, etc. notation. It may even be legal to place a DNR request in your phone.
A former member
Post #: 74
LOL Hmmm Kirk good points...some about me. In my case I do have allot of allergies that will prevent me Talking and Acting what some may consider normal. tongue
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