Ohio broadcasters can play a critical role in the safe recovery of missing children and adults.
Ohio radio and TV stations can play a critical role in the safe recovery of missing children and adults through the state’s AMBER, Endangered Missing Child, Endangered Missing Adult and the Blue Alerts. The four alerts are issued under different criteria when local law enforcement officials believe the media and general public can assist in locating the individual.
AMBER Alerts, for abducted children in immediate danger of serious harm or death, are issued through the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The Endangered Missing Child, Endangered Missing Adult and Blue Alerts are distributed via email, fax, text message or social media to those stations tharegister to receive the alerts.
For more information:
The OAB has developed a poster with information about each alert for stations to use for quick reference. Contact the OAB’s Christine Merritt at 614.228.4052 for a print version of the poster.
Endangered Missing Adult: twitter.com/OhioMissing