The Sheriff’s Office, the Police Department and the Fire Department have joined forces to bring Project Lifesaver to Radford in an effort to assist families who are managing the care of a loved who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, Down Syndrome, Autism or other mental disorders. Project Lifesaver International helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander as a result of these afflictions.
Project Lifesaver provides equipment, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups throughout the country and nation. There are over 1,150 participating agencies across the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and they have performed 2,317 searches in the last 11 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported.
Project Lifesaver International provides in-depth training for law enforcement and other public safety agencies on the use of specialized electronic search and rescue equipment, technology and procedures, as well as teaching rescuers how to communicate with people afflicted with cognitive conditions, all of which are essential to the successful rescue of missing persons who wander or otherwise become lost. They certify search and rescue personnel and provide ongoing management to participating agencies.