Project Lifesaver has over 1,200 participating agencies across the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has performed 2,469 searches
in the last 11 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported. The method relies on proven radio technology and
specially trained search and rescue teams.
Clients enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small transmitter on the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal.
If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Law Enforcement and/or Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained
team responds to the wanderers area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from
hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes.
The Project Lifesaver program helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children
who wander due to Alzheimers, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia and other related disorders.
It is the opinion of Project Lifesaver International that radio frequency tracking equipment, in the hands of trained
public safety personnel, represents the most reliable and effective technology available to locate wandering loved ones.