We all like to feel in control; nothing is going to happen to us, emergencies are
things which affect other people. For most of us, most of the time, this is true,
but there are no guarantees.
Supposing you were walking through town, and the driver of a passing car had a heart
attack, lost control of the vehicle and hit you. Would you have enough information
on you for the emergency services to know who you are, and whom to contact?
There is something you can do to help. Anyone can do it, it doesn’t mean joining
anything, and it doesn’t cost a penny.
If you have a mobile phone, use the ‘Phonebook’ or ‘Contacts’ feature to set up an
entry under the heading ‘ICE’ with the phone number of someone whom you would want
to tell if anything happened to you.
If you don’t have a mobile phone, write the information in your address book, or
diary, or on a slip of card in your wallet or purse.
The emergency services are trained to look for ICE if they can’t find any other information.
It’s so easy, why not do it now?