Apparently this is a standard procedure paramedics in North America follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.
What could be the equivalent of ICE: In Case (of) Emergency for The Netherlands? Read below how it works for Canada and the US and Tweet us your opinion @amsterdamlm of how this method should be adapted to Europe and Holland in particular.
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 mobile and smart 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 dialling the number you have stored as ‘ICE.’
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE-Wife, ICE-Mother and ICE-Husband 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 share this. It won’t take too many ‘shares,forwards likes and tweets’ before everybody will know about it. 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.