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Fleenor attains NCMEC rating


Fleenor Security Systems announced the company has completed training to be certified by Honeywell International as an ambassador for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Representatives from Fleenor can now provide informational resources and education to the local community, providing guidance on handling crisis situations and how NCMEC can help.

“Keeping our community safe has always been a top priority for us,” said Linda Nash of Fleenor Security Systems. “Now as NCMEC Ambassadors, we are responsible for providing resource information to parents, grandparents and guardians about a vast network of resources available when a child has been abducted or sexually exploited.”

Employees of Fleenor Security Systems recently completed the Ambassador training through the First Alert Profes-sional/Honeywell Authorized Dealers network. More than 750 security dealers from across the United States comprise the independent network. These dealers are known for their commitment to community service and for keeping the neighborhoods in which they serve safe and secure.

Honeywell became a corporate sponsor of the NCMEC in 2003 when the two organizations developed the Got2B Safe! Think Smart and Take Charge! program, a nationwide program that educates 8- to 10-year-olds and their parents on how to prevent child abduction and exploitation. Since its inception, Got2B Safe! has been used in 135,000 classrooms with 1.6 million elementary students throughout the U.S.

“Every day children are reported missing and sexually exploited in communities all across the country,” said Nancy McBride, NCMEC director of Prevention Education. “This program provides families with the knowledge to access valuable resources that can help make a difference in successfully recovering a child or preventing additional incidences of sexual exploitation.

According to the NCMEC, more than 2,100 children are abducted or sexually exploited each day in the U.S. This equals more than 750,000 cases per year. The majority of these cases involve family members or someone that the child knows. In 1992, the abduction recovery rate was roughly 62 percent. Today, thanks to the dedication of organizations such as Fleenor Security Systems and corporate sponsors such as Honeywell, the recovery rate has increased to nearly 95 percent.

Civic groups, educators, faith-centered groups, clubs and professional associations may receive a free public service presentation called, “We’re Here Because They’re Out There.” This one-hour multi-media presentation is designed for an adult audience and covers the magnitude and scope of the problem, how and when to find help and where to access safety information.

For more information about scheduling an Ambassador presentation, contact Fleenor Security Systems at 865-966-5507.

 

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