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It could save your life

10 September 2005 - 10:54 PM

A few days ago I came across a very good idea which I thought deserved a mention on ExploreCrete.

A campaign encouraging people to enter an emergency contact number in their mobile phone's memory under the heading ICE (In Case of Emergency), has rapidly spread throughout the world as a particular consequence of recent terrorist attacks in London.

Originally established as a nation-wide campaign in the UK, ICE allows paramedics or police to be able to contact a designated relative/next of kin in an emergency situation.

The idea is the brainchild of East Anglian Ambulance Service paramedic Bob Brotchie and was launched in May this year. Bob, 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 on a shocked or injured person. almost everyone carries a mobile phone now, and with ICE we'd know immediately who to contact and what number to ring. The person may even know their medical history".

By adopting ICE advice, your mobile phone will help the rescue services quickly contact a friend or relative- which could be vital in a life or death situation. It only takes a few seconds to do, and it could easily help save your life.

The idea is that you store the word "ICE" 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.

Why not e mail this to everyone in your address book, it won't take to many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

For more than one contact name. ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc.


Roll on Friday

06 July 2005 - 11:28 PM

You never really know how things are going to work out, we were to return again to Crete in September but had to cancel due to work. But now, we've managed to get a late booking and will be in Crete on Friday. I can taste the Raki and the metaxa already.
Many thanks to Yannis and all on Explore Crete for all the info during the year. my first raki will be to all of you.