The Wyandotte Jaycees and the Wyandotte-Trenton Masons have collaborated to host a Child Identification Event. The Masons will set up equipment that will generate individual completed child identification packages that are given to a child's parent or guardian to take home for safekeeping (we keep nothing but a permission form). The Wyandotte Jaycees will give up space at their Santa House for indoor waiting. The Santa House will be open and Santa will be on hand as well.
Each child progresses through the several stations of the event (it takes about 10-15 minutes) generating an identifying item at each station and placing them in his or her package.
A completed Child Identification Packet consists of a dental impression kit that will also provide DNA and dog scenting along with a CD containing the identified person's vital information. The CD information also includes digital fingerprints, a still picture and a short video interview to capture the voice and mannerisms of the identified person. It is the responsibility of the parents to then provide the package to law enforcement, if their child becomes missing, as an aid to recover their child.
This event is for the young and old. "The last time that the Jaycees and Masons partnered up, we had several senior citizens went through the system. It was a way for the seniors to make an impact to help if something happened to them," stated Jon Dehring, President of the Wyandotte Jaycees. It is more than just for children, it is for everyone.
With the recent events, the public often does not think that tragedy does not hit home. When that event does happen, you will be prepared and have the right information about your child or loved one.