In Case of Emergency ... ICE
Heaven forbid that anything should happen to anyone of us whilst out training or competing....
But athletes do tend to spend a great deal of time outdoors whether training or racing. Common sense dictates that we should take some form of ID with us. Ultra walkers may be out walking the trails as training on road for a good many hours. If we have a mobile we should be carrying this as part of our emergency kit.
However, our mobile phones have numerous names and 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 and most importantly - who is the contact person in case of an emergency?
Hence the 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency) Campaign.
The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations.
All you need to do is store the number of a contact person(s) who should be called during an 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 scene of an accident there was always a mobile phone with the casualty/casualties but he 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 dialling the number you have stored as 'ICE'.
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.
This could really save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.
Whether carrying a mobile or not - just take a slip of paper with you with your ICE information.