Success and Support
|Is the AMBER Plan Successful!|
|Tremendously! The program’s popularity has been sweeping across the United States and into Canada. Since the original AMBER Plan was established, 56 modified versions have been adopted at local, regional, and statewide levels. 18 states have a statewide plan.
|To date the AMBER Plan has been credited with recovering 30 children!|
|What Should You Do in Case of an AMBER Alert?|
The AMBER Alert message encourages the public to look for the missing child or suspect. You become the ears and eyes of local law enforcement.
In the event that you spot a child, adult, or vehicle fitting the AMBER Alert description, immediately call the telephone number given in the AMBER Alert and provide authorities with as much information as you know.
|Support for the AMBER Plan!|
In response to NCMEC’s effort to help ensure that the Plan is implemented effectively, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a special “Abducted Child Statement” event code. This code will be used within the Emergency Alert System (EAS) when the AMBER Plan is activated.
Until now, broadcasters have activated the AMBER Plan as a “Civil Emergency Message.” However, these alerts have been confused with other civil emergencies such as flood or tornado. Recognizing the need for consistency nationwide, the FCC added this special code.
Not only does NCMEC and the FCC believe this special code will help mobilize a community more quickly when a missing-child tragedy strikes, but it will also build on the reputation of the EAS as the most credible and reliable vehicle for providing this type of emergency information to the public.
NCMEC and the FCC are encouraging all broadcast stations to adopt this new code and upgrade their EAS Systems to include it.