Amber Alert

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Channahon, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

  2. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

  3. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    My computer and cell phone both display amber allerts in my area.

    BTW Chan, the link does not work.

    d
     
  4. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

  5. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Both links worked for me.
     
  6. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I read somewhere--probably here on BC--that the DIAD has the capability to receive such information. The problem lies in the fact that activating the feature allows other activities, such as web-surfing. As a result, UPS simply hasn't activated it. UPS's programmers certainly have a way to block certain activities but I'd be surprised if corporate gave the order. -Rocky
     
  7. xkingx

    xkingx Member


    i thought the same on the first link..it does say page not found or something along those lines but on the right side is the video clip...
     
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I highly doubt that I.E. would ever allow Amber Alerts to be displayed on our DIADS. There isnt a time allowance for responding to one....and it might decrease our SPORH.
     
  9. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    I've never heard of an Amber alert before...

    What exactly is it ?
     
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Are you serious Rodster? Amber Alert is a local/nationwide alert system that law enforcement can activate for missing children. I, like Danny, have it set for my cell and computer. As UPS drivers we have the widest network of eyes and ears in the country. Corporate should activate the system for our diads. What a PR boon that would be.
     
  11. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    how do you set it for your cell?
     
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Tie, Go to amberalert.com and click on your state in the top right corner. Once you get to your state you should be able to find a link to go to for text/e'mails for local amberalerts.
     
  13. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Completely serious. But I don't own a TV or listen to the radio... And they never taught me about amber alerts in school.
     
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I hope I didn't offend you. I don't know how old you are Rodster, so not learning it in school may not be that surprising. I think that AMBERALERT is relatively new (10/15 yrs). I am surprised that you don't own a TV or radio. I assume that in this day and age every one has these ammenties. (My bad).
    Do you read all the news on your computer then? Just curious. :happy2:
     
  15. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Just read the lcoal newspaper on my computer. I'm not too far removed from university. Just never heard "amber alert" before...
     
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Well AMBERALERT is a great thing. Only law enforcement can activate it and when they do it will send out messages to all areas invovled with details of the missing child. Here in AZ they will even post it on the digital signs that you see over the highways. (the signs that warn of accidents ahead). All the news/radio stations will broadcast AMBERALERTS for as longs as they remain in affect.
     
  17. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Sound like a nice service. I live in a medium sized town with very little crime and no digital signs over the highway! It is extremely seldom that a kid goes missing around here!
     
  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    That's great Rodster. I can't imagine what some of these parents have to go through when their child goes missing.
     
  19. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    What about a permanent Amber Alert thread in the Brown Cafe?
    I have no technical knowledge on how it could be set up.
    We are the eyes out there.
    We might be able to save a child.
     
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Awesome idea Sat. Why don't you ask Cheryl about it?