Valley Law Enforcement to Hold Project Lifesaver Demonstration
Deputies and officers in the Shenandoah Valley want to show how decades-old radio technology can save a life. This weekend, Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro are jointly hosting an information session and demonstration for Project Lifesaver.
It's a radio-tracking system designed to help emergency crews find Alzheimer's patients or children with developmental disorders. The system has been used nationwide for years, and has hundreds of success stories.
Sergeant Mike Painter with the Augusta Sheriff's Office said, "They may be a young child with autism who wanders off or gets angry and just takes off running for whatever reason... Or a dementia patient who decides to take a walk and he gets confused and can't come home. So it gives a little piece of mind."
Startup cost is about $300, but grant money can help. The Project Lifesaver event takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bandstand in Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton.
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