Project Lifesaver’s goal is to save lives by locating missing persons who suffer from Alzheimer’s, children with Autism, persons with developmental disorders or other high risk wanderers.
Individuals enrolled in the program wear a wristband that emits a tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day. When caregivers notify local law enforcement that a person is missing, a specially trained search and rescue team responds to the area and the search begins using the mobile tracking system. Search times are reduced from hours and days to an average time of less than 30 minutes. This system not only saves search time and resources, but gives families peace of mind and could ultimately save a life.
Project Lifesaver has been involved in over 3800 searches nationally. The program allows wandering and lost individuals to be found within minutes; instead of the dangerous hours and days it often takes to locate missing persons without this technology. This program enables local law enforcement to better serve and protect countless members of our community who are at risk of wandering.
1. Must be a Langlade County resident and,
2. Have a diagnosed condition with a history of wandering
More on the national program can be found here: https://projectlifesaver.org/