The Natrona County Emergency Management Agency has brought Project Life Saver to assist its residents who have medical conditions that may cause them to wander. The project is a rapid-response partnership aiding victims and families suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related disorders and conditions such as Down syndrome, brain injuries, and Autism. View the Project Life Saver brochure (PDF) for more details.
How Project Life Saver Works
Project Life Saver relies on proven radio technology and specially trained search and rescue teams. Clients enrolled in the Project Life Saver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Life Saver agency that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer's area and starts searching with the mobile locator tracking system.
Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. In more than 1,500 searches, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths. Recovery times now average less than 30 minutes.