We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory
but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to
our closest family or friends.
If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people
attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call.
Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact
person in case of an emergency? Hence this* **"ICE" (In Case of
The concept of "*ICE*" is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact
during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by the majority
of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact
person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the
name "*ICE*" (* **I*n* **C*ase of* **E*mergency).
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to
the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients,
but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it
would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this
purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and
hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by
simply dialling the number you have stored as "*ICE*".