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Hi all,

I saw the message further below attached to a picture of a crash on FB earlier today, and immediately thought it would be worthwhile to consider in an expanded context for rallying. No one likes to think the unthinkable, and though emergency contact numbers are normally required to be provided during race license application/renewal and/or event registration, the fact is that crashes & other emergencies can & do happen, and implementing the 'ICE' contact number methodology described further below could be useful in an emergency situation, whether at a rally, or elsewhere.

It only takes a minute or two to do, and I did a slight variation to help people know the name of the person who they are calling & their relationship to you e.g. spouse, friend, brother, sister, father, mother, etc.; e.g.

ICE #1 (Jane Smith - Spouse)
ICE #2 (Joe Bloggs - Friend)


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Message from the Ambulance Service

We all carry our mobile phones with names & 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. 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 mobile 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 mobile 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'. 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. For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.

Pass this around as many people as possible, because if it becomes widely known & used, it could help in an emergency.
 

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I always referred to my now mother in law as Ice Mom after seeing her name on my then girlfriends phone. One day I was like, "So, when is ice mom coming over." She was like, "who?" "Ice mom, like she is in your phone." Wife then explained it to me. Of course, now I'm ICE Grant in her phone.
 

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X Mon™;458249 said:
I agree with Matt, the road ID is a better idea. Alternatively, that info can go on the back of your helmet, right next to the "To be removed by EMT ONLY".
SCCA has this small package.
 

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X Mon™;458249 said:
that info can go on the back of your helmet, right next to the "To be removed by EMT ONLY".
Never heard of anything like that, but that makes sense. Some well intentioned person with standard first aid gets overzealous and does more harm then good.
 
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