Emergency Broadcast Plan for a Child Abduction in North Texas
The Amber Plan is named in memory of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman. In 1996, Amber was abducted while playing near her home. She was found murdered a few days later, following an extensive search.
In child abductions, the first few hours after a child has been abducted are the most critical.
In response to community concern following Amber's murder, the Dallas/Fort Worth area Association of Radio Managers (ARMS), with the help of law enforcement, created the Amber Plan.
Now area radio and television stations across North Texas are able to provide listeners with timely information about child abductions.
The effectiveness of the Amber Plan relies on communication from local law enforcement and the participation of each radio and television station. The goal of the Amber Plan is evident - to prevent the loss of a child in our community. Implementation of the emergency broadcast plan has the potential to save a child’s life.
If you feel someone has been abducted…..call 911 !