* Do you have a loved one who wanders away from your residence?
* Have you had to call 911 when a loved one cannot be found?
* Do you know a loved one who "escapes" from home?
If you answer "yes" to one or more of these questions, you may wish to enroll in PROJECT LIFESAVER.
WHAT IS PROJECT LIFESAVER?
PROJECT LIFESAVER s a program offered by law enforcement and other emergency responders in 41 states, using proven radio technology and specially trained search and rescue teams, to find citizens enroled in the program when they become lost.
HOW MUCH DOES PROJECT LIFESAVER COST?
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala is sponsoring PROJECT LIFESAVER FREE to Allegheny County residents.
HOW DOES PROJECT LIFESAVER WORK?
Persons enrolled in the program wear a small transmitter, about the size of a wristwatch, which emits a unique tracking signal. If a person goes missing, search teams use their signal receiving equipment to track and locate the missing person.
WHO CAN ENROLL?
Any Allegheny County resident who is a caregiver can enroll on behalf of a person** with Alzheimer's, or other form of dementia, Down's syndrome, autism spectrum disorder or other disability, as well as veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who have a tendency to wander, run or escape from their residences.
**Persons residing in group homes or who operate motor vehicles are NOT permitted to be enrolled.
HOW CAN I ENROLL?
If you are a caregiver for someone you think is eligible to enroll in this program, or would like more information about PROJECT LIFESAVER, contact the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office:
Deputy District Attorney Tom Swan