Ohio Statewide Amber Alert on a Sunday from Licking County #FathersDay

AMBER Alert on #FathersDay – not a good afternoon.


Not only do you get email notification…


…social media picked up on it right away…


…EAS Alerts go off to everyone in the proximity…


…and roadside signs instantly broadcast the same message.

Where and why did AMBER Alert first start?

The AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. AMBER stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered. Other states and communities soon set up their own AMBER plans as the idea was adopted across the nation.

How does it work?

Once law enforcement has determined that a child has been abducted and the abduction meets AMBER Alert criteria, law enforcement notifies broadcasters and state transportation officials. AMBER Alerts interrupt regular programming and are broadcast on radio and television and DOT highway signs. AMBER Alerts can also be re-disseminated through lottery, digital billboards, Internet Ad exchanges, Internet Service Providers, Internet search engines, as well as wireless devices such as mobile phones.

How effective has it been?

As of December 23, 2015 there have been 800 children rescued and returned specifically because of AMBER Alert. AMBER Alerts also serve as deterrents to those who would prey upon our children. AMBER Alert cases have shown that some perpetrators release the abducted child after hearing the AMBER Alert.

Do not ignore these Amber Alerts.
Be aware of your surroundings.

Look out for your neighbors.

Read the alert, call if you see something/someone matching the description and make your community safer.

@rusnivek

 

 

 

*****************Update as of 06-18-17 at 19:38*****************

Child was found safe. Keiria Marie Trent girl was found safe with a relative.

Thank you for participating in the Ohio AMBER Alert.

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Thank you #VeteransDay

To all of those who have served and who are still serving, thank you for your sacrifices and dedication to this great country.

mericagif

@rusnivek

Veteran’s Day: Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1930 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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At this time, I have declined the deployment with the Incident Response Team citing safety concerns with the various Landing Zones (LZ), Logistics escorts, coordination with the Philippine Military, and security of the Base of Operations (BoO).

Gunzo

Sigh.

As the situation continues to evolve, there may be other deployments to bring in resources to stabilize this region which has been badly damaged by the Typhoon/Hurricane.

However, I still encourage all of you to consider giving monetary donations to international agencies to support the relief efforts.

@rusnivek

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1645 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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Alright alright….I’ll pack my helo stuff.

Harness-check, helmet-check, flight suit-check, vest-check, tie-in lanyard-check.

I probably should pack some comms too.

This bag is going to get heavy real quick.

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(Yeah I know, I look like a dork)

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No Situational Report (SitRep) provided by military AFP in last 3.5 hours on status.

More details as the team continues to assess situation.

@rusnivek

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1530 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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Report from Rep in Philippines (Boots on the ground)

“…worse that Haiti”

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Landing Zone (LZ) not confirmed secured.

Escort from LZ to Base of Operations (BOO) not confirmed.

Status of BOO unconfirmed.

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No Situational Report (SitRep) provided by military AFP in last 2 hours on status.

More details as the team continues to assess situation.

@rusnivek

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1315 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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Helicopter operations / vertical insertion stuff packed.

Final destination runway appears to be cleared of debris, but actual confirmation needed.

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Still no confirmation on security or military escort for team.

 

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More details as the team continues to assess situation.

@rusnivek

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1200 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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The Mayor of Tacloban urged residents of this typhoon-ravaged city on Wednesday afternoon to flee to other cities and find shelter there with relatives if they could, saying that the local authorities were struggling to provide enough food and water and faced difficulties in maintaining law and order.

“I have to decide at every meeting which is more important, relief goods or picking up cadavers,” he said.

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More details as the team continues to assess situation.

@rusnivek