The Valley Liquor Accord, in association with Queensland Police and emergency services, is encouraging everyone who visits the Valley Entertainment Precinct to store the name and number of a family member or friend in their handsets to be contacted In Case Of Emergencies (ICE).
Enter ICE – for In Case of Emergency – into your mobile’s address book and list the name and number of the person you want to be contacted in an emergency. You could also store your blood type and other relevant information under your ICE entry in some handsets that allow notes in the contacts section.
Ideally your ICE contact should know your basic medical information, such as blood type and allergies and be able to help emergency services make decisions if needed.
Having ICE in your mobile phone may make it quicker and easier for emergency services workers or passers by to get in contact with someone you want and who can help with vital information.
Many Australian emergency organisations have thrown their support behind the ICE campaign and the Valley Liquor Accord has now adopted the strategy also.