Several newspapers around the globe have been publicizing the life-saving technique called ICE. ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. If you haven't read about it, here's a quick recap about ICE:
The idea is to use the thousands upon thousands of cell phones that people around the world tend to carry throughout the day. In the event that medical personnel or anyone else finds someone (including you) in serious need of medical help but unable to help themselves, it would be a good idea for them to know how to contact people important to the ill person. The medical staff/first responders would know whom to contact and how to call them.
Cellphone/mobile phone users tend to store names and phone numbers in the memory banks of their device(s). But it's meaningless information to most observers. The ICE campaign asks us to designate the names and contact information that should be used for emergencies.
Simply store the number of a contact person or persons who should be informed about your situation during emergency under the name "ICE" ( In Case Of Emergency). List more than one contact name by entering each individual as ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3, etc.
In an emergency situation, First Responders/Emergency Services and other medical personnel would be able to quickly contact the right person/people by dialing the number(s) you designated in your cell/mobile phone as "ICE."
There are other life-saving ideas and tools in my book. Read It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. See what Life Coach and syndicated columnist Ben Goldfarb wrote about me, my blog and my book in the previous post to this blog. Just click on the comments icon ;^ )
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We connected with each other because I'm a big fan of Ben's columns and his You-Can-Do-It take on life.
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