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“ICE ” Your Phone.

Apparently this is a standard procedure paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

ICE – ‘In Case of Emergency’

We all carry our cell phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

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 cell 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 cell 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 recognized 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.’ For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!

Let’s spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our cell phones today!

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 . ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.

Congratulations to our President John and Barbara on the birth of their granddaughter Anna Rhoda Gwendoline Caird born on Friday 4th March weighting 8lbs 3ozs.

When I looked out of my kitchen window on Wednesday morning I noticed that my rubbish bin was on its side and an old preserving pan I had and used for burning small bits and pieces from the garden was missing.  The pan used to belong to an old neighbour of mine and must have been about 50 years old.      The ashes that were in the pan were emptied on the front step.     Quite bizarre you might might think but it begs the question – why is someone wandering around gardens at night?     Please make sure that all your garden tools etc are securely locked away when not in use.

EVENTS

The Christmas Carol service was extremely successful this year and very well attended despite the snow.

Our next event will take place on the 2nd May at the Community Centre from 4 pm to 8 pm.   Afternoon tea followed by music and entertainment.   All ages welcome.  See posters for futher details.