Project Lifesaver to launch in Effingham Co.

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) – Effingham County families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's, autism, and similar special needs now have another tool to keep their loved ones safe.

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is offering the Project Lifesaver program to residents.

Project Lifesaver participants are equipped with a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. If that person wanders from home, caregivers can call 911 and trained search teams will activate to locate that person.

Project Lifesaver program relies on state-of-the-art technology and a specially trained search-and-rescue team, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said it was his goal to provide the benefits of the program to all in need regardless of their ability to pay.

Deputies with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office will be in Effingham County Tuesday and Wednesday to train deputies on Project Lifesaver.

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