‘Project Lifesaver’ launched in Sarnia-Lambton

Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sarnia Police Service (SPS), in partnership with Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton, are now offering ‘Project Lifesaver’ to residents of Sarnia Lambton.

“The primary goal of Project Lifesaver is to provide a timely response to save lives and reduce the potential for injury for adults and children who may wander due to Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Down syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury, and other cognitive conditions,” OPP officials said in a media release.

“Program participants wear a one-ounce personalized wristband that emits a continuous radio frequency that can be tracked by a Project Lifesaver receiver.”

OPP officials say select police officers that have been qualified as Project Lifesaver Electronic Search Specialists operate the radio frequency-based tracking system.

“Project Lifesaver uses proven technology that allows first responders to quickly locate a wandering person and get them back to their families,” police officials say.

“There is a small fee to join the program and additional cost to maintain the radio emitter, but we encourage you to reach out if you feel this program is a good fit for someone you care about.”

To get a family member registered, or for more information on Project Lifesaver, contact Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton at 519-344-8861 ext. 5238 or visit them online at www.victimservices.on.ca.

Project Lifesaver information can be found at www.projectlifesaver.org.

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