|Project Lifesaver &
Oswego County SAR Team
|Oswego County maintains a contract with Project Lifesaver International.
Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C)(3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement,
fire/rescue, and caregivers with a program designed to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with
cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.
The method relies on proven radio technology and specially trained search and rescue teams. Citizens enrolled in Project
Lifesaver wear a small transmitter on the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized frequency signal. If an enrolled client
goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the
wanderer’s area. The first responders will then use the client’s individualized frequency to locate the position of the
individual. The knowledge given from the community policing courses is best applied in this situation because the first
responders will know how to best approach the client once found, and allow them to be brought back to safety.
All volunteers of the Oswego County SAR Team are certified Project Lifesaver Operators. Our team members are
recertified each year, and receive additional Project Life Saver training throughout the year. We work in conjunction
with local law enforcement agencies, such as the Oswego County Sheriff's, and the New York State Police.
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