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 communications media.

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.

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