ICE- Incase of Emergency Campaign


Verified Military
Verified Military
Oct 24, 2006
This is catching on here in Ireland so I see no reason why it shouldn't State side unless some thing like this is implemented already.

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its
memory. 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 Emergency) Campaign. The concept of 'ICE'
is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency
situations. As mobile 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' (In Case Of Emergency). 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 recognised 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 dialing the number
you have stored as 'ICE'.

Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before
everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put
a loved one's mind at rest. For more than one contact name simply
enter ICE1, ICE2 and
ICE3 etc.
Not knocking the idea, but if I was scrolling through someone's phone to find emergency POCs, I'd be looking for "Mom". That's what's in mine. :)
My better half is programmed in with the #1 in front of his name. Puts him at the top of the list. He's also ICE1 and my brother is ICE2 (cuz he's local and mom's not).

Some phones allow you to designate the ICE# and highlight it in RED. My cell service is with Verizon FWIW. It's something to check when you are buying a phone.

A quick way to put a high use number at the top of the list is to make the first character a "space", e.g. " Skred" instead of "Skred".

I also put ICE in my phone because people look for it in an emergency.

I have Pardus as my ICE 1. If I croak, he will be the first to be woken up in the middle of the night, aaahhhahaha. That is what he gets for sending me gay text messages.
Hey, at the moment I am a paramedic working the streets, I look for ICE on my patients phone's, it is the standard listing. At times I can get relevant information from these numbers in cases where I can't get a response from the casualty!!

I save family #'s as AAA Dad or AAA Mom - Family so that no scrolling is needed. It's the first number on the list.

This can also be accomplished with just the number 911 as most phones save numbers at the top of the list. No scrolling necessary. Add a few AA's to make it 1st.

ICE would be about 56 clicks down on my phone list or 5 clicks on the search menu.