Project LifesaverWhitestown Fire Department

The Whitestown Fire Department is proud to be a member of the Boone County Project Lifesaver program.

The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.

The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of officers, countless man hours and thousands of dollars. More importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.

The PLS program equips individuals with a radio transmitter bracelet that is synchronized to the tracking equipment carried on WFD Engine 71.  Through technology and trained individuals the individual can be located much faster than with a traditional foot search.

For more information on the PLS program or to request an application to equip a family member with the needed transmitter, please fill out the form below.

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