Lorain County needs Project Lifesaver!
There have been at least 2 deaths nearby related to wandering in the past year. Neighboring counties have implemented this amazing program which saves lives and saves time/money on searches. I'd like to invite everyone to sign this petition to let Lorain County Sheriff know how many people are concerned and support implementing this program. I have spoken with Erie County and their sheriff is more than willing to meet with ours to assist in any way they can. The following is a description from the Erie County Sherriff's website:
"When children or adults afflicted with autism spectrum disorders, Down’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other memory-related illnesses wander from the safety of their caregivers, your Sheriff’s Office is called to action. A search that previously may have taken days can now be successfully concluded quickly—potentially saving lives and thousands of taxpayer dollars.
Project Lifesaver clients will receive a plastic bracelet containing a water-resistant radio transmitter. Each participant’s transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that is unique both to them and their geographical area. The bracelets may be worn on the client’s wrist or ankle.
When a Project Lifesaver client is discovered to be missing, the caregiver reports the situation to the Sheriff’s Office or other local law enforcement agency via the 911 system. Trained deputy sheriffs or local law enforcement officers will respond to search for the missing Project Lifesaver client using the program’s radio frequency tracking receivers."
Please sign and let our Sheriff know that keeping our community safe is important to you. Thanks!