CRAWFORD CO., OH - The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is ready to accept applicants for the Project Lifesaver.
Project Lifesaver is a search and rescue program designed for at-risk individuals who are prone to wandering, such as those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism, and other cognitive conditions. Those accepted into the program are issued a transmitting device unique to that client. Sheriff Deputies are equipped with a receiver tracking device to aid in the search of individuals enrolled in the program if they wandered.
The Crawford County Lions Clubs, consisting of the Bucyrus, Colonel Crawford, and Crestline clubs, purchased the initial equipment to make Project Lifesaver possible in Crawford County. Although the County Lions Clubs purchased the initial equipment there are minimal costs associated with being enrolled in the program.
Individuals cannot enroll in the program if they are in a nursing home; they must be living at home with a caregiver and be under twenty-four a day care. Other criteria to enroll into the program include daily equipment checks by the caregiver and a responsibility to immediately report their loved one missing to law enforcement in the event their loved one does wander.
If you have questions about the program or are interested in enrolling a loved one into the program you can contact Major Chad Filliater at the Sheriff’s Office (419) 562-7906.