Radio and television stations already beam alerts to find missing children and seniors, and now some in Congress think a similar system could be used to help find anyone else between the ages of 18 and 65. Modeled after Amber Alerts, the proposal would use a variety of media outlets, including radio and TV, to broadcast information about missing persons. Local police agencies would be given the
Congress Considers New Missing Persons Alert.
Hawaii False Alarm Highlights Broadcasters' Role During Emergencies
The false ballistic missile warning on Jan. 13 in Hawaii has raised important questions about America’s emergency alerting apparatus and the best practices for keeping citizens informed during times of crisis. Currently, Hawaiian public safety officials, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission and Congress are reviewing what went wrong and how to prevent m