Last updated 23Jun14
ICE (In Case of Emergency) Mobile Phone Contact Entry
Most of us carry a mobile phone stuffed with names and contact details. If we were involved in an emergency those attending us would have no idea whom to call …
UNLESS you have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) entry.
Make an ICE entry now, so that emergency service personnel/hospital staff are able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialling the number you have stored as ICE.
000 | 112
From the Australian Government’s 000 website here comes:
When calling from a mobile telephone
Triple Zero (000) is Australia’s primary telephone number to call for assistance in life threatening or time critical emergency situations.
To find out more about calling Triple Zero (000) from a mobile telephone, visit the Australian Communications and Media Authority website.
Triple Zero (000) is Australia’s primary telephone number to call for assistance in life threatening or time critical emergency situations. Dialling 112 directs you to the same Triple Zero (000) call service and does not give your call priority over Triple Zero (000).
112 is an international standard emergency number which can only be dialled on a digital mobile phone. It is accepted as a secondary international emergency number in some parts of the world, including Australia, and can be dialled in areas of GSM network coverage with the call automatically translated to that country’s emergency number. It does not require a simcard or pin number to make the call, however phone coverage must be available (any carrier) for the call to proceed.
There is no advantage to dialling 112 over Triple Zero (000). Calls to 112 do not go to the head of the queue for emergency services, and it is not true that it is the only number that will work on a mobile phone.
Dialling 112 from a fixed line telephone in Australia (including payphones) will not connect you to the emergency call service as it is only available from digital mobile phones.