The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is partnering with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System on an initiative to launch Project Lifesaver in the city of Greenville.
Bon Secours St. Francis provided $20,000 toward the program, which provides GCFD, the Greenville Police Department (GPD) and caregivers equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering, including those with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism and Down Syndrome.
Participants in the program would receive a Project Lifesaver kit, which comes with a small transmitter and battery that can be attached to a person with a bracelet or anklet. The device emits a unique signal 24 hours a day. Once someone enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program gets lost, caregivers can call 911 and provide a unique frequency number that is sent to a team of trained emergency responders. The Project Lifesaver responders are equipped with receivers that emit audible signals that indicate the proximity of the missing person's transmitter.
Once training on the new program is complete, GCFD will post information here about how to enroll. Please check back.