Project Lifesaver International is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in April of 1999 through the Chesapeake County Virginia Sheriff's Office. The organization was formed to develop a comprehensive program to enhance success at locating missing persons with Dementia, Alzheimer's, Autism, Down Syndrome, and PTSD who are at risk of wandering.
Project Lifesaver Hamilton County
Project Lifesaver Hamilton County started in 2009 following the strong public need for a program to assist our Autistic and growing Alzheimer community. Currently, there are over 5 fire agencies as well as the Sheriff's Office trained in search and rescue with the Project Lifesaver Equipment.
How Project Lifesaver Works
The program relies on proven technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Lifesaver clients wear a wristband that emits a silent individualized radio tracking signal. When caregivers call 911 and report a loved one is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the area and starts searching with state-of-the-art tracking equipment. Using this technology, search times have reduced from hours and days to minutes. In over 3,022 searches nationwide, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths, and recoveries average less than 30 minutes.
Project Lifesaver of Hamilton County is a non for profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on donations, grants and fundraising to provide this service at no cost to the community or participating agencies. Thanks to donations and successful fundraisers the $300 transmitter is offered at no cost to those caregivers that need it.