Project Lifesaver

Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits and 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 and days to minutes. Recovery times for Project Lifesaver clients average 30 minutes – 90% less time than standard operations.

Currently, 1,200 agencies in 45 states participate in the program—police, sheriff, fire, pub Currently, 1,200 agencies in 45 states participate in the program—police, sheriff, fire, public safety departments and other emergency responders. The method relies on proven radio technology and specially trained search and rescue teams. Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small transmitter on 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 and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations.

Contact: Lexington Police Department
Officer Steven Gaunce
sgaunce@lexingtonky.gov
859-258-3600


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