Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver combines tried-and-true radio technology with rescue teams from local law enforcement. It provides timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for people who wander or elope from a safe setting. In these situations, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.

How it works

Families with loved ones who they wish to enroll in the program submit a written application. Prospective clients are then screened to make sure they meet the program requirements prior to being accepted into the program. Once the client has been accepted and fees are paid, the law enforcement agency will provide each client with a transmitter, bands, and batteries. Each client's caretaker is responsible for checking the battery on a daily basis to ensure it is functioning between battery/band changes.

Clients wear a 1-ounce, battery-operated wrist transmitter that emits an automatic, unique tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day. The transmitter is light, comfortable, and will not interfere with daily activities. The signal can be tracked on the ground or in the air over several miles. Each wristband has a unique radio frequency, allowing the Project Lifesaver search team to locate and identify the person in minutes, rather than hours or days.

If a client wanders away from home, the client's caregiver must call 911 immediately. Law Enforcement will have immediate access to the client's information on file and will immediately begin preparing the search. Through the use of mobile receivers, they will check the immediate area and surroundings for signals from the client's transmitter. When a signal is located, they narrow down the search until the client is located.

Families can enjoy peace of mind knowing that with Project Lifesaver in the hands of the local law enforcement, their loved ones can be found much quicker. AutismUp is proud to partner with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office to make this program available to families.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office:
Phone: 585-753-4287
Address: 130 South Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY

Livingston County Sheriff's Office:
Phone: 585-243-7143
Address: 4 Court Street, Geneseo, NY

Wayne County Sheriff's Office:
Phone: 315-946-5821
Address: 7376 Route 31, Lyons, NY

Ontario County Sheriff's Office:
Phone: 585-396-4512
Address: 74 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY

Genesee County Sheriff's Office:
Phone: 585-345-3000, ext. 3237
Address: 165 Park Road, Batavia, NY

Yates County Sheriff's Office:
Phone: 315-536-5176
Address: 227 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY

Seneca County Sheriff's Office:
Phone: 315-220-3449
Address: 6150 State Route 96, Romulus, NY

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