National Child Identification Program
The International Union of Operating Engineers has partnered with the National Child Identification Program to provide free child ID kits to IUOE members. These kits are a simple, yet effective way for families to store information about their children and grandchildren in case of an emergency.
Every year, approximately 800,000 children in the United States go missing. Dealing with a missing child can leave family members scrambling last minute to gather crucial information, including the child’s fingerprints, when time is of the essence—and that is why these ID kits are so important.
The kit comes in an envelope and it includes a card that has a space for a child’s fingerprints, as well as a current photograph and other descriptive information. If a child goes missing, this ID card is readily available to assist law enforcement officials. Families store the card in a safe place and only turn it over to law enforcement officials in the event of an emergency.
If you would like to receive a free kit for your child, stop by any office on or after August 1, 2019. The kits will be available to members on a first come/first serve basis.