By Anthony Capkun
January 25, 2013 – Electrical Business has learned the Alberta Electrical League (AEL) is endorsing and encouraging everyone to get involved in a network of Canadian businesses whose employees become instant volunteers should a child go missing in the communities in which they live and work. It’s called “CodeSearch” by the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC).
HERE’s HOW IT WORKS: CodeSearch partner employees download a smartphone app (Blackberry and iPhone) and sign up as ‘field agents’ to be notified in the event a child goes missing. Should a child go missing in your community, you’ll immediately receive an alert to your smartphone with a description of the child and other important details. See VIDEO below.
“With the amount of members we have throughout our provinces, salespeople travelling, contractors all over the cities, utility workers etc. … really, why wouldn’t you endorse this?” says AEL executive director Tara Ternes. As a CodeSearch Association Partner, AEL is helping to educate the electrical industry in the province of Alberta on the CodeSearch program.
Should law enforcement require additional resources in the search, MCSC can access resources—from ATVs to helicopters, to search & rescue-trained personnel—who will be committed to the search.