ICE (In Case of Emergency) your Cell Phone

Posted: April 7, 2010 in Mothers Against Drunk Driving
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I am reminded once again how fleeting time is and how important it is to stay connected.  This last weekend two of us here in the MADD State Office had an extended family member fall down and end up in the hospital.  For me, it took the hospital some time to track us down to let us know a family member took a fall, was picked up by an ambulance and taken to the hospital. 

Almost all of us carry around cell phones and that cell phone can be a solid resource for professionals who need to contact us and let us know something has gone wrong, there has been an injury or worse yet a fatality.

After reading this, I implore each of you to open up your cell phone and add ICE to your contacts.  If something should happen to you where do you want that first phone call to go?  Law Enforcement and EMT professionals have assured me that ICE is a valuable tool. It allows emergency professionals to identify who they need to contact when someone you care about has taken a fall, become injured or in a motor vehicle crash.http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/icephone.asp  It only takes a few minutes to add ICE to your contacts and it will mean a lot to your family and  to you.

At times it is important to be proactive.  If it can happen to me it can happen to you.  I don’t want 10 hours to pass by before the hospital notifies me that my family is there – do you?  Please take time to pass this on to those you love and make sure we get the message out ICE can make the difference and that is a cold hard fact.

Don’t let another day slip by!

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