EMCOR expands missing children program

NORWALK, CONN. — EMCOR Group Inc. announced that as a result of employee support for the company’s program “Taking KidSafety to the Street and the fact that it has helped recover more than 138 missing children to-date, EMCOR is now launching another program first — an employee vehicle poster program. Company employees — the “EMCOR Street Gang” — will carry the same poster of a missing kid on their personal vehicles as the company fleet of 6,000 services vehicles carries each month. The posters rotate each month and are tailored by area of the country. The program began on May 1. (National Missing Children’s Day is May 25.)

“Taking KidSafety to the Street” was launched in September 2005 as a three-pronged national initiative that combines an on-the-streets, in-the-buildings, and at-home program approach designed to help find missing children and promote child safety. Given the proven importance of photos in finding missing children, under this program EMCOR’s nationwide fleet of more than 6,000 service vehicles displays posters from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that include photos and information about missing children, along with NCMEC’s 24-hour hotline number — 1-800-THE-LOST — that can be called with information about a missing child.

“In these tough economic times, being thankful for what we have and are able to do for others means so much more,” said EMCOR Chairman and CEO Frank T. MacInnis. “Thanks to the strength of EMCOR's Taking KidSafety To The Street program that we've already established over the past few years, we're able to add this employee program at this time. Together, as employees acting on our own personal time, there is little doubt that we will accomplish monumental feats for which we can forever be proud.”

“A photograph is the single most important tool in the search for a missing child,” said Ernie Allen, president and CEO of NCMEC. “If we can reach enough people with these images, we dramatically increase the likelihood of a child’s safe recovery. We are deeply grateful to EMCOR for helping us reach hundreds of thousands of people through their vehicle poster program.”