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    >>A recent article from the Toronto Star, "the ICE idea", is catching>>on and it is a very simple, yet important method of contact for you or a>>loved one in case of an emergency. As cell phones are carried by the>>majority of the population, all you need to do is program the number of a>>contact person or persons and store the name as "ICE".>>>>The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went>>to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones withpatients,>>but they>>>>didn't know which numbers to call. He therefore thought that it>>would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name to file>>"next of kin">>Following a disaster in London . The East Anglican Ambulance Service>>has launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign. The ideais>>that you store the word "ICE " in your mobile phone address book, andwith>>it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case>>of>>Emergency ". In an emergency situation, Emergency Services personnel and>>hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by>>simply dialing the number programmed under "ICE".>>>>Please forward this to everybody in your address book. It won't take>>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 simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.>>>>A great idea that will make a difference!>>>>

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    Re: ICE

    That is a really great Idea. Im so glad you posted that for us.

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    Re: ICE

    Wanted to bump this back up. I think this is a great idea that has the potential to save lives. And it is not just for Blackberrys. So tell all your friends with cellular devices.

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    Re: ICE

    Good information, I just updated my contacts with my four ICE numbers, thanks a bunch for the info!

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    Re: ICE

    Thats a great Idea....
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    Re: ICE

    I put MOM nextto my Mom's name so I guess that's good enough heheh.. But, thanks... I will use ICE from now on.

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    Re: ICE

    Quote Originally Posted by flash24
    I put MOM nextto my Mom's name so I guess that's good enough heheh.. But, thanks... I will use ICE from now on.
    As long as a vice cop doesn't get ahold of your phone and think it's your local drug dealer.

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    Re: ICE

    ok i hope i don't get all these calls at all hours of the night

    that's a great idea nevertheless...
    holla atcha boy

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