Project Lifesaver to be featured
on the ABC-TV Hit Series
”Extreme Make Over Home Edition”
Representatives from Project Lifesaver headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia will be featured on the ABC-TV hit series “Extreme Make Over Home Edition.” Project Lifesaver was contacted by the producers of the show because of their success in the location of those who wander away from familiar surroundings. The program helps the Larry Vardon family who has a son with Autism. Project Lifesaver trained agencies electronically search for those with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Down Syndrome, brain injuries and other conditions.
Executive director and CEO of Project Lifesaver Chief Gene Saunders said “We are delighted to help this family that has a loved one at risk. We also outfitted the Oak Park, Michigan Public Safety agency with the professional series tracking equipment and two full days of Project Lifesaver training.”
Project Lifesaver has had continuing success with the program. To date, Project Lifesaver has successfully located 1,051 wanderers nationwide in less than 30 minutes each. Everyone reported missing was located with no injuries and no deaths. The program was endorsed by the National Sheriff's Association in 2002.
Project Lifesaver is a not-for-profit police and public safety agency started by the Chesapeake, Virginia Sheriff’s Office in 1996 and is available in 338 agencies in 38 states. The program is only available to police, sheriffs and public safety agencies.
Interested police, sheriffs and public safety agencies can contact Project Lifesaver at 757-546-5502 for more information.