Connecticut GovernorM. Jodi Rell;Ernie Allen, president and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC); and EMCOR Group Chairman and CEOFrank T. MacInnisrecently announced the expansion of EMCOR’s “Taking KidSafety to the Street” program. Having participated in the recovery of 100 missing children, EMCOR will use its KidSafety program as part of a new initiative, which includes increasing visibility and enlisting other companies to help reduce the number of children that go missing, starting in its headquarters state of Connecticut.
September 2005, EMCOR launched the program - a three-pronged national
initiative that is an in-the-buildings, on-the-streets and at-home program designed
to help find missing children and promote child safety. The company’s
nationwide fleet of more than 6,000 service vehicles displays posters that
include photos and information about missing children, along with NCMEC’s
24-hour hotline number (1-800-THE-LOST ) that can be called with information
about a missing child.
posters are tailored to different geographic zones that encompass the United
States, United Kingdom and Canada, with a new poster photo rotated monthly in
each of 10 regions. Connecticut will be the eleventh region.
second prong of the KidSafety program involves EMCOR’s facilities personnel
trained to implement Code Adam, which is activated when a child is first
reported as missing within a facility and prior to the arrival of law
enforcement personnel. A national sponsor of the Code Adam program, EMCOR will
provide (via free DVD and/or from its corporate site) an online training
program developed for its own employees to all organizations that request it.
initiative is continued online atwww.emcorgroup.com/kidsafety. A special
brochure created by EMCOR, “My Safety Tips,” provides kids with NCMEC’s rules
for child safety and Internet safety tips, as well as building safety tips.
After reading these rules, children can print out a “KidSafety Challenge
Certificate,” which shows that they know the important ways to keep themselves
safer in various situations.
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