The Daviess County Fire Department is the coordinating agency for Project Lifesaver, a search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies.
Project Lifesaver is designed to protect and quickly locate individuals who are prone to wander due to a cognitive condition, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Citizens enrolled in the program wear a small transmitter on the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized frequency signal.
If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Fire Department, allowing them to locate the person and bring them back to safety.
Watch as firefighters demonstrate the radio technology during a training exercise near Hillcrest Golf Course.