Friday, July 15, 2005

A simple idea. Let's do it.

From an e-mail forwarded by my sister in London:

Following the disaster in London . . .East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national "In Case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign.The idea is that you store the word "I C E" in your mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the person you want to be contacted in case of an 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't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could help the emergency services in doing their job. For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.

Get that ICE.

3 comments:

jeff said...

wow, what a great idea. it has the makings of the 'stop, drop and roll', 'give a hoot, don't polute' and 'every kilowat counts' type of campaigns.

adding ice and forwarding, right now.

Scott in Washington said...

Me too! I think I can put the next of kin in the start screen of my phone too. I'm doing it.

Hi Riona.

I followed your comment from my blog to yours. It sounds like we're having a lot of the same feelings lately - feeling good and chipper in the morning because we exercise now, wondering what the heck were we thinking signing up for Las Vegas.

I decided to start an online training log myself. I've been using an excell spreadsheet to plan and keep track and will probably add that to the web somehow soon. In the mean time I linked my running blog off my homepage.

Cheers,
SD

Susan said...

Hey, this *is* a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.