The program relies on proven technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Lifesaver clients wear a wristband that emits a silent tracking signal. When caregivers call 911 and report a loved one 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 been reduced from hours and days to within minutes. In over 1,800 searches nationwide, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths, and recoveries average less than 30 minutes.
Project Lifesaver in Crown Point
Started in 2008 following the tragic death of an Alzheimer's patient who walked away from a care facility. Currently, all Crown Point Firefighters are trained as Electronic Search Specialists.
Thanks to a grant from St. Anthony Medical Center, the $300 transmitters are provided at no cost, and only $10 monthly maintenance fee.
How to Enroll in Project Lifesaver
To enroll a loved one, or if you have a question about Project Lifesaver: