Lost/Abducted Child Searches
Another key area in which EMCOM Community Coordinators are vital is that of
searches for Missing Children. In those first few critical minutes when a child is missing, EMCOM coordinators
(whose members also include groups such as Neighborhood Watch, ARES/RACES ham radio
operators, and others),
in the vicinity can be notified within moments and gather neighbors for an
immediate effective and coordinated search of the area. The persons/homes/businesses they contacted
as well as the area searched can then be input via the Coordinator's access
to the EMCOM Situation Reporting module or relayed to an EMCOM Network Control
Center via telephone or radio, such that the information display becomes
immediately available to the authorities managing and coordinating the search effort. These
authorities get instant street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood
details of the search effort, as well as observed unusual activities, etc.
EMCOM has the capability to receive, consolidate and categorize such
neighborhood level situation reports from tens of thousands of persons in
neighborhoods and on the road across the United States via a variety of
Nothing is more frightening to a parent than to have their child go missing.
EMCOM's nationwide network of neighborhood based Community Emergency
Preparedness Coordinators can be available to help.