The East Bridgewater Police Department is proud to offer Project Lifesaver to the residents of East Bridgewater.
The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to locate and rescue missing persons that suffers from Autism and Alzheimer’s. Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Those that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer’s area and starts searching with the mobile locater tracking system. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. In over 1500 searches, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes. The Project Lifesaver team is specially trained, not only in search and rescue and the use of the electronic tracking equipment, but also in the methods necessary to communicate with a person who suffers from Autism and Alzheimer’s or a related disorder. Locating the individual is only part of the mission. The person who is located will be disoriented, anxious, and untrusting. The Project Lifesaver team knows how to approach the person, gain their trust and put them at ease for the trip home. The program is seven years old. It currently supports over 580 agencies in 40 states and Canada. 54 million people have Project Lifesaver coverage in their community.
For more information contact Sergeant Brown at 508-378-7223.