Amber Alerts Go Wireless – Register Today!

In the 25 years since the founding of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, AMBER Alerts have helped to safely recover more than 495 children. Wireless AMBER Alerts are a new nationwide initiative to distribute AMBER Alerts to wireless subscribers who opt in to receive the messages – in essence, subscribers become the “on-the-street” eyes and ears of law enforcement.

abducted baby on boardWhen a child is abducted, the first three hours are the most critical to recovery efforts. Passing a road sign displaying an AMBER Alert provides a single, one-time point of information. Wireless AMBER Alerts on the other hand have the potential to reach more than 242 million wireless subscribers with information that can be repeatedly referenced, making identification easier and greatly improving law enforcement’s ability to bring abducted children home quickly and safely.

Wireless subscribers capable of receiving text messages and those whose providers participate in the initiative can sign up to receive free text message AMBER Alerts in one of three easy ways:

  • Text AMBER followed by a space and five-digit ZIP code to AMBER (26237); (available for most eligible wireless subscribers);
  • Visit **or
  • Register on your carrier’s web site.

Register today and join those who have already signed up for Wireless AMBER Alerts™ and help bring an abducted child home safely. Click here for more information about this critical program.

**EDITOR’S NOTE: On December 31, 2012 the Wireless AMBER Alert program was retired in favor of the Wireless Emergency Alert program


…Finally to help us help as many kids as possible…

Introducing: Wireless AMBER Alerts – Bring Them Home Safely Contest

For two first place winners – to thank you for helping us support NCMEC’s efforts to bring abducted children home safely – a holiday full of Starbucks cheer (or $15 worth on a Starbucks card)

And Here’s How it Works:

Below you will find our CONTEST ENTRY FORM. It includes our MANDATORY entry for the contest as well as the opportunity for you to enter a BONUS entry…For simplicity (and so that you can tweet multiple times) you can use this form for each bonus entry, however, if this is an additional entry, please check the box saying this an additional entry so we know you have already completed your mandatory entry requirement


Register for Wireless AMBER Alerts here, fill in the form for your mandatory entry and please leave us a comment below.


Ive abducted an 8yo

  1. Retweet the following #PedSafe Starbucks Giveaway! Register for Wireless Amber Alerts today & help bring an abducted child home safely! Plz RT!” (you may tweet once daily = 1 entry)
  2. Click on the “Share This” at the bottom of this post & submit this to your favorite social network (= 1 entry)
  3. Join our community at the top right of every page or click here: ( = 2 entries)
  4. Blog about this giveaway and link to this post (=3 entries)

Contest Rules:

Giveaway is open to USA and Canada readers only. Giveaway starts Monday November 15, 2010 and ends at noon EST Friday November 26, 2010. Please fill out a separate form for the mandatory entry and each bonus entry so we can make sure each entry gets counted. (…that means if you completed a bonus that has 3 entries, please submit 3 forms). Please make sure each form has your name and a valid email address. You will have 48 hours to email me if you win. Winner chosen using Good Luck to all entrants!

Enjoy an Eggnog or Gingerbread Latte on us knowing your efforts may help a child get home for the holidays.

*****************************************Our Contest is now Closed****************************************

Our two winners are:

  • Lisa Moore Gee and
  • Julie Maloney

Thanks everyone for helping us to bring abducted children home safely!!!

About the Author

Stefanie Zucker is President and co-founder of Pediatric Medical and Managing Director and co-founder of Axios Partners, a strategy consulting firm. After a number of years spent researching the safety issues associated with transporting children on ambulances she became a child health safety advocate and formed Pediatric Safety with a goal of creating a world-wide movement of parents and caregivers inspired to protect the health and safety of kids. Stefanie is a member of the PedSafe Team


5 Responses to “Amber Alerts Go Wireless – Register Today!”

  1. I just tried to fill out the form but it said page not found. Tweeting though!

  2. I just realized this is closed lol. That explains a lot.

  3. thank you so much!! was so thrilled to get your email!!!!

  4. Tara says:

    Wow! I had no idea that it was wireless now!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and helping to make my SITS day a wonderful one!

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