DIALING UP AMBER ALERTS
Action in the first hours after a child’s abduction often determines his or her survival, so Suffolk County wants to bolster the chances of successful recovery through a program that sends information to residents’ cellular telephones. The initiative seeks to expand the 11 year old Amber Alert system, in which bulletins about abducted kids are broadcast on television and radio and on highway signs. About 260 children have been found this way.
RECEIVING AMBER ALERTS
1. Go to www.wirelessamberalerts.org or the Web site of your cell phone carrier.