The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, and other related conditions or disorders.
Carroll County Search and Rescue has a number members that are trained in and certified in the use of special radio frequency tracking. The members also install the transmitters on the wrist or ankle of those that may be at risk of wordering away. These transmitters require the battery to be replaced on a monthly basis. The battery group has developed an excellent relationship to those that wear the transmitter. The battery replacement group goes into the community and replace these batteiries along with a new bracelet strap each month.
This service has been given free-of-change for those of Carroll County for a number of years without cost to the people using the service. The receivers and transmitters used for this service are expense but the Carroll County Search and Rescue Squad have been providing this service for the members of the community for a number of years by using grant money and donations to the squad.
When someone goes missing that is wearing the transmitters, a callout is made to trained search members that will use their special receivers and directional antennas to begin the tracking search to recover your loveone.
If you have a family member with memory related problems or for other reasons are at risk of becoming lost, contact our Project Lifesaver leader by calling 276-236-6790 and ask for the Project Lifesaver training officer.