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Project Lifesaver Seminar Presented at Brookhaven Town Hall

Categories: | Author: sheriff sheriff | Posted: 5/14/2014 | Views: 5078

FARMINGVILLE, NY-- On Tuesday, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine presented a Project Lifesaver informational seminar to parents and caregivers of individuals with Autism and other cognitive impairments.  Representatives from Eastern Suffolk BOCES, as well as local school and medical professionals also attended the event, which was held at the Brookhaven Town Hall Auditorium in Farmingville.

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver program is a countywide emergency response locator service capable of finding individuals diagnosed with cognitive impairments which may cause them to wander and become lost.  The program, which Sheriff Vincent DeMarco implemented in Suffolk County in 2007, combines radio technology and specially trained search and rescue personnel from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. Project Lifesaver clients wear a personalized one ounce battery operated transmitter bracelet which emits a tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day. Transmitters are smaller than a quarter and each transmitter has its own unique frequency.

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver personnel are specially trained, not only in search and rescue with the use of the electronic tracking equipment, but also in the methods necessary to communicate with a person who has a cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Autism, Down Syndrome, or other mental challenges.

To be eligible for Project Lifesaver, clients must be a resident of Suffolk County and have a history of wandering related to cognitive impairments. 

For more information about the program, visit www.suffolksheriff.com, or call the Sheriff’s Office at (631) 852-3003.

 

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Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine, Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco and Brookhaven Town Councilman Kevin LaValle held an event on May 12, 2014 to promote the safety benefits of using Project Lifesaver technology.

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