LCSARO has teamed with Lane County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue to provide trained operators for Project Lifesaver.
The mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.
The task of searching for wandering or lost individual is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of officers, countless man hours and thousands of dollars. More importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.
How It Works
Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours to minutes.
For additional informtion about Project Lifesaver in Lane County, please contact Tim Chase at 541-682-4369.
Additional information about Project Lifesaver nation wide can be found at: www.projectlifesaver.org.