The East Hampton Fire Department located at 1 Cedar St. in East Hampton, NY is the site for the Operation Safe Child ID program. The program is in partnership with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office.
The program was created in July 2005 to raise awareness about child safety. If a child goes missing it is often difficult for worried parents/caregivers to provide accurate intel about a child's height, weight, eye color.
The cards that will be issued on October 15 can assist law enforcement when responding to a disappearance report. The cards contain the child's updated photo, name, address, date of birth, gender, hair and eye color, and more. With the parents' consistent the information is also digitally recorded and stored in a database at the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in Albany and will be used when an NYS Amber Alert is issued.