Birmingham

ALERT’s motto is “Strong To Serve.” With that concept at the core of our organization, service is a major component of our activities. Since our inception in 1994, ALERT has responded to over 700 requests for service. The man-hours that those requests represent is staggering, and the breadth of the types of request is quite extensive. The fact that we are a non-government agency makes it possible for us to serve where government agencies cannot and as a result provide direct aid to citizens most affected by natural disaster or other crisis events. The following list of past deployments, although by no means exhaustive, gives an idea of the capabilities of ALERT men and their willingness to serve in an extremely wide variety of circumstances.

Searches for both lost and missing persons

Both land and underwater searches for evidence from crimes

Drowning victim search and recovery

Underwater vehicle and lost items search and recovery

Wild-land firefighting

Clean-up following floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and ice storms

Counselors for camps serving handicapped children

A wide variety of construction projects

Providing outdoors skills training for orphans

Flag Presentation Ceremonies

Parades

Choral Presentations

Event “security”

Event parking assistance

Space Shuttle Columbia debris search and recovery

First Responder medical service

Logistical support for State Government service agencies