Project Lifesaver is a 501c3 non-profit organization that developed a tracking system used nationwide to locate persons who have a tendency to wander and become lost.
Project lifesaver is a program of pro-active involvement and specialized rescue operations where trained personnel respond to incidents involving persons with autism, dementia, Alzheimer's, Down's Syndrome, and other related neurological disorders.
This program will cut the costs of searching for frequent wanderers and ultimately recover the lost participant within a short period of time. Currently there have been over 2,765 search and rescues nationwide with a 100% recovery rate!
PLS participants wear a small transmitter the enits a silent radio signal. A tracking receiver is used and has a ground range of up to one mile. When needed, the receiver is used in a helicopter which increased the range to approximately 5-7 miles.
Once a caretaker or family member realizes their loved one has wondered, they contact 911.
Project Lifesaver's trained personnel are dispatched to the last known location of the person who wandered to begin the search.
Project Lifesaver in Washington County started in 2006 through a non-profit organization, MIHI, Inc.
MIHI, Inc. collaborates with local law enforcement and emergency services to provide a sense of security to our community through the search and recovery technology. The PLS team in Washington County is comprised of electronic equipment specialists, instructors, and volunteers.
June 10, 2017
P.O. Box 3511
Hagerstown, MD 21742