April 6, 2008

Put Some ICE in Your Hand Phones!

This is a very good idea, one that makes you say, "Why didn't I think of that?" "ICE," by the way, stands for "In Case of Emergency."

Here’s the idea:

1. put several ICE listings in your cell directory ICE-1, ICE-2, etc.
2. under each of them put the phone # of another family member or a friend who you’d want called in case of emergency.

If there is an emergency and you’re unable to communicate, first responders will (we hope: the concept is voluntary, so part of your homework, boys and girls, is to let your local officials know about it, so they can make certain police, fire and EMTs know to check the listings) check your ICE listings and then until they’re able to reach one of your emergency contacts, tell them about where you are and your condition, and ask whether you have any particular chronic conditions and/or medications that should be considered in caring for you.

HT: David Stephenson, via Crooks & Liars

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