Project Lifesaver supports families whose loved ones are at higher risk of becoming lost.
The technology used to quickly locate a lost Project Lifesaver participant – the transmitter bracelet and signal receiver – dramatically reduces the search area and time by allowing our team to work smarter.
The strategy behind the search methods used to recover a Project Lifesaver participant deploys our specially-trained Electronic Search Specialists quickly, putting those best-equipped on the front lines of the search effort.
By arming first responders with an understanding of how Project Lifesaver can make an extraordinary difference in search and rescue efforts for an individual with a cognitive condition, we protect the most vulnerable within our community.
If a Project Lifesaver participant becomes lost, our specially trained team of Electronic Search Specialists steps in to locate them quickly and safely. The innovative technology behind the Project Lifesaver International program is twofold:
With the transmitter bracelet and receiver working in combination, search times are dramatically reduced – usually less than 30 minutes, compared to the many hours or days often seen with traditional search methods. Our Project Lifesaver searches have had a 100% success rate.
When a Project Lifesaver participant becomes lost, the family contacts emergency services who then alerts our team. When we have been activated by the jurisdictional agency, our Electronic Search Specialists are deployed to the area, along with one of our response kits, to detect the transmitter signal and locate the lost individual as quickly as possible. Because we need fewer searchers and less equipment, we’re able to get out in the field more quickly. This innovative search method reduces search times from hours or days to minutes, preventing potential injuries and saving lives.
Our Electronic Search Specialists are assigned to families participating in the Project Lifesaver program and develop close relationships with them throughout their time maintaining the participants’ transmitter bracelets. We understand how much worry can come along with caring for someone who is at risk of wandering, and we make sure our families know they aren’t alone – we are here to protect your loved one and bring them home safely if they do become lost.
The many wonderful community organizations who provide support for individuals with cognitive conditions and their families are our invaluable partners. They help us reach the families who want the peace of mind our program brings and aid the pursuit of our goal to protect our most vulnerable community members.
If a Project Lifesaver participant becomes lost, our team must be activated by the jurisdictional agency to assist with the search. Our relationships with emergency responders directly impacts our ability to locate the lost individual and bring them home safely. We seek to educate emergency services about the Project Lifesaver program so that they know they can call on us for dedicated, professional support.