Project Lifesaver Huron uses radio frequency technology to assist in locating individuals who may wander or bolt; typically individuals living with Alzheimer disease, Autism, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury or other kinds of cognitive impairment.
The transmitter is a lightweight device worn like a wristwatch that emits a signal every second. The signal is audible only when a search is needed and the receiver is activated by Huron OPP. The family or a caregiver must agree to check the battery daily and complete a log of doing so. This log is collected by Project Lifesaver Huron when the battery is replaced and the wristband is changed. Each transmitter has its own unique frequency.
There is a set-up fee of $400 per unit and a monthly fee of $10. A payment plan is also available. The unit is the property of Huron County Paramedic Services and is to be returned in good condition when it is no longer needed.
If interested please contact Joanne Hickey, Community Paramedicine Coordinator at (519) 524-8394 extension 3331.