Project Lifesaver

Greater Victoria

The unfortunate facts are that Autism, Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders are with us in every community and the numbers are growing. Project Lifesaver, founded in 1999 as an initiative of the 43rd Search and Rescue Company of the Chesapeake Sheriffs Office, was born out of the need to put an end to the tragedies of the missing and wandering.
We believe passionately that Project Lifesavers technology will enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Downs or Autism and their caregivers. Our program acknowledges the diverse needs of our clientele and we treat all clientele and their caregivers with honesty, integrity and respect. The effectiveness of the program is consistently measured and evaluated based on the data collected from search and rescue operations. The Greater Victoria program, started in 2008, has a 100% success rate. For more information please contact us at sarbc@sarbc.org

Bring the Program to your area

The Search and Rescue Society of British Columbia (SARBC) is the BC Provincial Training Agency for Project Lifesaver Electronic Search Specialist training and the Western Canada Air Training Center for Project Lifesaver Electronic Air Search Specialist training. As Provincial Coordinators we:

  • Establish, promote, develop and coordinate educational programs to educate BC communities on Project Lifesaver.
  • Maintain partnerships with our community partners to promote the health and safety, with people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Downs or Autism within our community.
  • Promote the formation of local Project Lifesaver chapters within the province by providing support in the form of guidance, educational materials and training.
  • Promote standardization of Project Lifesavers Chapters within the provincial umbrella by preparing and communicating operating procedures, programs, templates and software in conjunction with Project Lifesaver International.

Training

Training for a new agency includes two days of on-site instruction for up to 15 people in your agency, provided by the Provincial Coordinator (a law enforcement professional or Search and Rescue team certified by PLI to train others). Also provided is one-day training for up to six members to be trained as instructors for your group and to re-certify your trained members every two years. Each new agency will also receive training on Alzheimers and Autism, as well as other disorders, to help when responding to a missing client. All agencies interested in starting the program must submit a Letter of Intent and signed Operational Agreement to either the Provinical Coordinator or Project Lifesaver International Headquarters.
The Letter of Intent can be sent via:
Fax:(250-383-6849 (for BC), Attn: Penny, or email
sarbc@sarbc.org or mailed to
23 Burnside Road West, Victoria, BC, V9A 6Z7, Attn: Penny.