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ICE Idea
« on: February 08, 2007, 09:58:51 AM »
The "ICE" Idea

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 with patients, 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"
under.
 
Following a disaster in London The East Anglican Ambulance Service has launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign.  The idea is that you store the word "ICE " in your mobile phone address book, and with 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".
 
A great idea that will make a difference!

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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007, 07:25:50 PM »
Yep, a good idea that has really taken hold. We brief at mass calls to set that as the person you want contacted.

I didn't know it stood for something until now though. :) Didn't realICE that.

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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007, 07:58:25 PM »
Bad pun, good pizza...

Opps, bad pun #2.  But it's a good idea.
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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 11:36:14 PM »
Shameless bump for a good idea.
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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008, 07:50:51 AM »
Sweet idea, random though...

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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 05:08:56 PM »
There is nothing wrong with random. After all, we play with dice all the time.
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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008, 03:53:49 AM »
Noted.


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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008, 07:58:46 PM »
Not really random either. Problem seen => solution thought up. Even the acronym makes sense.

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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 04:43:18 PM »
Life is, in so many ways, just a Nike Commerical.

Just Do It.

If you aren't, you are just making excuses and still are not doing it.

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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2011, 01:43:14 PM »
Shameless bump.
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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2011, 02:37:33 PM »
The biggest problem with this now is that with the proliferation of smart phones, and the use of passcodes on them, it's now harder for paramedics to get to any ICE number stored on the phone, unless if the patient is conscious and able to unlock the phone, at which point they'd be able to tell you who to call anyway. :/
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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2011, 11:55:03 AM »
Handy tip, and worth the time to implement.  :up:
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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2012, 12:32:33 AM »
This is my Public Service Annoucement. 

The local emergency service people are telling people to do this again... so  I bump because I care.
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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2012, 11:45:13 AM »
Addendum: If you're worried about smartphone locking and whatnot, or don't have a cell phone, write "ICE #: ###-###-####" on a slip of paper and keep it in your wallet, next to your id. They're going to be pulling your wallet anyway, just so they can figure out who you are. If it's right there, they're not likely to miss it.
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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2012, 09:04:35 PM »
The biggest problem with this now is that with the proliferation of smart phones, and the use of passcodes on them, it's now harder for paramedics to get to any ICE number stored on the phone, unless if the patient is conscious and able to unlock the phone, at which point they'd be able to tell you who to call anyway. :/

My Droid has a cool feature where I can set up ICE numbers that can be accessed straight from the passcode screen. I don't know if it's a stock Android thing or just Motorola, though.
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Re: ICE Idea
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2012, 11:21:28 PM »
It is a Motorola thing

I have found out that you can create a lock for just some numbers or files with certain apps under the new OS Jellybean (though the current Ice Cream can allegedly do it as well).  This means you can have easy to access numbers and private numbers.  Thus stopping some of the locking issues.
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