Project Lifesaver

    Project Lifesaver helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia and other related cognitive conditions. In Monroe County, Project Lifesaver operates under the auspices of the Monroe County Rescue Squad.  It provides enrollment, transmitter maintenance, and location services through a specially trained group of volunteers.  If a Project Lifesaver client becomes lost, the Monroe County Dispatch Center can notify the Project Lifesaver team and have them enroute within minutes.  Usually, clients can be found in a very short period of time which can prevent serious injury or death.  If you have a family member who would benefit from being a Project Lifesaver client, please contact:

Eden Hayes Reed


   Project Lifesaver International provides equipment, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups throughout the country and nation.  Project Lifesaver has over 1,200 participating agencies across the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has performed 2,460 searches in the last 11 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported. 

    Project Lifesaver International provides in-depth training for law enforcement and other public safety agencies on the use of specialized electronic search and rescue equipment, technology and procedures, as well as teaching rescuers how to communicate with people afflicted with cognitive conditions, all of which are essential to the successful rescue of missing persons who wander or otherwise become lost. They certify search and rescue personnel and provide ongoing management to participating agencies. 

    In addition, Project Lifesaver develops public outreach programs to educate others about the issue of wandering, and they constantly work toward developing public policy and effective law enforcement response to help save lives and “bring loved ones home.”
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