Code Adam

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An internationally recognised alert for a missing child, coined in 1994 and named after Adam Walsh, who went missing in 1981 when he was 6 years old and was later found murdered
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EMCOR Group, Inc has become corporate sponsor of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's (NCMEC) Code Adam program, further expanding the Company's efforts in to help find missing children.
Code Adam, one of the country's largest child-safety programs, is a nationwide initiative named in the memory of Adam Walsh who, at the age of six, was abducted from a department store 25 years ago.
The retailer's Code Adam program, for example, was developed in response to the hundreds of abductions of children committed each year.
The Code Adam program, meanwhile, is designed to help prevent children from becoming missing in the first place.
Code Adam is a step-by-step plan for focusing attention on finding a missing child quickly.
Gap, Inc., received the First Annual Sensormatic/ Code Adam Award for using the program in all 3,800 Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy stores.
The "Code Adam" program, which addresses parental concerns over child abduction.
The employment of store greeters is one example; code Adam is another.
Code Adam was developed in response to the fact that hundreds of children are abducted by strangers each year.
After obtaining this description, the associate goes to the nearest in-store phone and pages "Code Adam." The associate then describes the missing child over the store intercom.
To conclude the procedure, associates cancel the Code Adam over the store intercom.
-- Code Adam is a proactive program designed to prevent children from disappearing from Wal-Mart outlets and other retail stores.