logo the BEDFORD GROUP
RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders
logo

President of the Bedford Group Inspector Jane Aspin

ICE

In Case of Emergency (ICE) is a National campaign to encourage people to store emergency contact details (next of kin) in your mobile phone's address book. Research by Vodafone has revealed that more than 75% of people do not carry details of who they would like to be contacted in the event of a serious accident.

Almost everyone has a mobile phone now and by taking part in ICE the emergency and medical services would know who to contact and they may even be able to quickly find out your medical history. You need to think carefully who will be your ICE partner as that person may need to give consent for emergency medical treatment.

WHAT TO DO: You are asked to enter the acronym ICE, which stands for In Case of Emergency, into your mobile phone address book and then log the name and number of someone you wish to be contacted in an emergency.

Should you (and hopefully this will never happen) be involved in an emergency, then ambulance and hospital staff will be able to quickly find out who the next of kin is that you wished to be contacted. It's so simple that everyone can do it. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest. To enter more than one contact name use ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc

Some people may have Mum or other family name in their phone but that doesn't mean they would want them to be contacted in an emergency.

For further details checkout "www.icecontact.com " through the link



home

Contact the Group for further information at info@roada-bedford.org.uk

Maintained by Alan Freeman for the Bedford Group: Comments to webmaster@roada-bedford.org.uk

© the Bedford Group of RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders, 2006