Project Lifesaver is a program designed to help individuals affected with Autism and other developmental disabilities who may wander or get lost. Project Lifesaver uses state-of-the-art technology, employing wristband transmitters to locate wandering and lost children and adults.
Children or adults with autism, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injuries, down syndrome, or other memory-related illnesses wander from safety, time is of the essence. Project Lifesaver is a great tool the Washington County Sheriff's Office can utilize to quickly find a a person at risk.
Project Lifesaver clients are issued a plastic bracelet containing a waterproof radio transmitter. Each participant's transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that is unique both to them and to their geographical area. The bracelets may be worn on the participant's wrist or ankle.
When a Project Lifesaver client is discovered to be missing, a caregiver will report the situation to the Sheriff's Office and specially trained deputies will respond to begin searching for the missing person using Project Lifesaver radio-frequency tracking equipment.
Project Lifesaver is a voluntary program.
Requirements to qualify include:
Being a Washington County resident
Being diagnosed by a certified physician as having Alzheimer's Disease, other dementia disorders, autism, Down Syndrome or other similar disorders; and
At risk to wander from caregivers.
To sign up or receive more information, please call 518-746-2475.