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Project Lifesaver – Menominee County

The Menominee County Sheriff Department is pleased to announce that they have brought the Project Lifesaver program to Menominee County. Designed to track and rescue those with cognitive conditions who tend to wander, this service answers a critical need for protecting people at risk of wandering, including those with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome and dementia.
"This is just another tool to improve our ability to track and to help save lives," said Sheriff Marks. "That's because it's very important since this is all about timeliness."
Project Lifesaver International, the leading organization in electronic search and rescue (SAR) programs, has provided Menominee County Sheriff Department and volunteers with mandatory training and certification in their program. Their training includes teaching public safety officials how to use the equipment and how to gain the trust of and communicate with people who wander, as well as to ensure that caregivers are well versed in the program – all of which are essential to a successful rescue.

Clients enrolled in the service will wear a wrist-watch sized radio transmitter on their wrist or ankle. The transmitter constantly emits a Radio Frequency signal, which can be tracked regardless of where the person has wandered – even into a densely wooded area, a marsh, a concrete structure such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel. When a loved one goes missing, caregivers notify the Menominee County Sheriff Department and they are dispatched to the wanderer’s area and the average rescue time remains around 30 minutes.
The wristbands cost around $300 each. Sheriff Marks applied for a grant from the Hannahville Indian Community, which paid for most of the cost.
Sheriff Marks said the plan is to turn no one in need of a wristband away.
If you'd like to donate to the cause or find out how to get a wristband, you can contact the Sheriff Department and ask about the Project Lifesaver Equipment.


For more information about the program:
www.projectlifesaver.org

To see a video regarding the Menominee County training:
http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=716443

Local Supporters of Project Lifesaver – Menominee

Triple C Riders
UAW 566 - LE Jones

Rye Collision, Inc.
GFWC Women's Club
The Renaissance
Stephenson Co-Ed Softball

Application for Project Lifesaver: Can be saved to your computer and completed or printed and completed.



Application for Project life saver »

Contact:  Michael Holmes - Undersheriff
Phone: 906-863-4441
Fax: 906-863-2239
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Address:  831 Tenth Avenue
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