Project Lifesaver

Category: Elk County News Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
The Elk County Sheriff's Office, Elk County 911, and Life and Independence For Today (LIFT) have partnered together to bring Project Lifesaver to Elk County.

What do people who suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and down syndrome all have in common?....... The tendency to wander.  

Project Lifesaver is an award winning program consisting of police, sheriff, fire, public safety departments and other emergency responders. The individual with tendencies to wander wears a small transmitter on their wrist or ankle that emits a tracking signal. It looks similar to a watch, but sends out one of three transmissions: radio frequency, global positioning system (GPS) or assisted global positioning system. When the individual is missing, a call is made to Project Lifesaver to explain the situation. They, in turn, will contact local responders with coordinates of the individual based on the tracking signal being sent. The responder now knows exactly where to look, saving crucial time.

More information including how you can help is located on the Sheriff's Webpage. Hits: 681

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