Project Lifesaver's mission is to use
state-of-the-art technology in assisting those who care for victims of
Alzheimer's and other related Mental Dysfunctional Disorders (ARMD) and
victims who become lost. These victims include the elderly and even the
youngest who are afflicted with Down's Syndrome and Autism.
Victims of ARMS tend to wander from their homes.
Project Lifesaver places personalized radio transmitters on persons
identified with ARMS. These transmitters assist caregivers and local
emergency personnel in locating those that cannot help themselves.
The Project Lifesaver wristband is a passive ID
wristband. It is a one-once battery operated radio wrist transmitter
emitting an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day. The
signal can be tracked from the ground or in the air over several miles.
As each wristband has a unique radio frequency, the Project Lifesaver
search team can positively locate and identify a person that has
wandered away from home or a care facility using a specially designed
Deputies who have gone though Project Lifesaver
training will make monthly visits to the homes of individuals wearing
the wristbands to check on the individual's welfare and on the
functioning of the equipment.
Project Lifesaver provides peace of mind to
caregivers, families and communities and a sure way to turn potential
tragedies into safe and happy homecomings.
Initial funding for Project Lifesaver was provided
by a $6,000 grant from Project Lifesaver International and Area Office
Continued Funding for
Project Lifesaver is a result of private donations and grants.