Wednesday, July 27, 2005

ICE, ICE terror

An e-mail I received yesterday (from my HS Gov teacher):

Subject: I.C.E.-An idea whose time has come!

Store your "In Case Of Emergency" numbers on your cell phone for emergency crews.....The London incident has promoted concerns and I share with you what one ofmy European colleagues just sent. As long as everyone knows what ICE standsfor, it is not a bad idea. A useful thing to add to your mobile address book!

It was thought up by an ambulance man/paramedic who found that when theywent to the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones but they didn't know which numbers to call and he thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name to file "next of kin" under.

Following the disaster in London . . .East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign with the supportof Falklands war hero Simon Weston.The idea is that you store the word " I C E " in your mobile phone Addressbook, 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. Please do.Please will you also email this to everybody in your address book, it won'ttake too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It reallycould save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest. For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.

Lightning just might strike twice, thrice...Frankly I think this is a horrible idea. The plan should call for a canned text message that the authorities will then just send to like #2 and/or #3 on your phone. It's really up to you how you want these people to get the news. Personally I'd go for: "hI, if u r gtng dis den iM fked. ;) lol !!!!!!]]\"


Blogger Patrick said...

A couple years late, but this "ambulance man/paramedic" can still smell the bullshit.

If the patients in bad shape, shouldn't the "ambulance man/paramedic" be doing patient care?

And if they're not in such terrible shape, shouldn't he be minding his own fucking business?

(Yes, and yes)

3/14/2008 10:47 PM  

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