Of course no price can be put on the life of a child or one of our family members. All search and rescue recovery efforts for Nadia Bloom are to be commended. Yet, at the same time we must examine preventative measures and become proactive in ensuring our loved one’s safety. We must ask ourselves how can we avoid these tragic incidents in the first place? In the case of searching for Nadia Bloom, Winter Springs police said the search had totaled $10,000. Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle is quoted as saying,” it was money well spent.” Of course no one would refute this. There is no other avenue but to expend every available resource once a child is lost, without question. Still, when we see a repetitive theme, that of costly rescue operations for children and those in the special needs communities, when is it time to say can we stop this from happening? If we repeatedly walk down a sidewalk and step into the same hole time and time again, when do we learn to avoid the hole? When do we learn from our mistakes? Should we now embrace the technology that can potentially end these kind of exorbitant search and rescue missions? In some cases, provide the technology that has the potential to pinpoint a person’s location within 10 – 30 feet. The same technology that can alert the caregiver when their child or loved one has inadvertently wandered away. The cost to find one missing child, $10,000. The cost of one search and rescue operation could have provided the community with approximately 500 personal child location based GPS devices. It seems that this is a good sized patch for the proverbial hole. Go to www.locationbasedgps.com and find the products that suit the need. Of course, these products do not prevent your loved ones from wandering but instead offer the potential to make that loved one more readily found.
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