Many of you may or may not know that our office participates with PROJECT LIFESAVER. This program is designed to track participants who are traveling on foot; however, it also has proved to be an asset when other scenarios arise.
If you are a caregiver who has the responsibility of providing safety for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other disorders, then you know all too well the feeling of “fear” that they could wander off and become lost. PROJECT LIFESAVER is designed to ease that fear by providing a wristband transmitter that is picked up by special receivers with directional antennas. In the event a participant wanders off, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is notified, the search-and-rescue team is deployed utilizing PROJECT LIFESAVER’S specialized equipment. Each wristband has a unique frequency, so the LCSO PROJECT LIFESAVER TEAM can positively locate and identify a person who has wandered away from home using a specially designed radio receiver. The average rescue is less than 20 minutes and the program has saved many hundreds of hours of search time and public resources.
If you are a caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down Syndrome or a related disorder, and are interested in applying for PROJECT LIFESAVER, call or email the contact information below. This is a FREE Program offered by Sheriff Max Sanders, so call today.