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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Project Lifesaver Huron

Project Lifesaver Huron helps families to protect members who may wander or bolt; typically individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Downs syndrome, acquired brain injury or other kinds of cognitive impairment.

Huron County Paramedic Services will explain the program to the applicant’s family and if they are eligible, register them in the program. Once registered, the family or caregiver must agree to check the battery daily and complete a log of doing so. Each transmitter has its own unique frequency identification number. This is very important to know if the person is missing. Project Lifesaver Huron is one more tool the OPP can use along with their Search and Rescue Team and Canine unit to locate the person, often greatly reducing the time involved.

There is a set-up fee of $400 per unit and a monthly fee of $10. A payment plan of $43.72 per month 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 ext 3331.
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