This program is a partnership of the San Luis Obispo Lions Clubs, the SLO County Sheriff’s Office and Senior Volunteer Services that provides a transmitter wristband with an automatic tracking signal 24 hours a day. Each wristband has a unique radio frequency so the PLS search team can positively locate and identify a person who has wandered away using a specially-designed radio receiver, thus reducing the time to find a person from hours and days to just minutes.
Sgt. Sandy Leber of the SLO County’s Sheriff’s Office coordinates all the volunteers for Project LifeSaver.
Community volunteers and members of the Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team are trained to enroll people, maintain equipment and in rescue operations. The Project Lifesaver team knows how to approach a child or person with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Down Sydrome or a related disorder, gain their trust and put them at ease for the trip home. Volunteers come to the home and place a lightweight, easy-to-wear bracelet at the low cost of $30 per month, plus deposit, first and last month’s fee in advance. PLS may be able to assist clients with limited income as well.