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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Project Lifesaver

The Millburn Police Department is planning to participate in a public safety program called Project Lifesaver. Project Lifesaver combines public education and technology to help public safety officials quickly locate persons who are a safety risk if they wander off on their own. Persons such as those who have cognitive impairment due to dementia, autism, Down syndrome or any other related condition will benefit.

Clients enrolled in the program will wear a personalized wrist watch sized radio transmitter that will allow Township officials to rapidly locate them in the event they wander off. To date, there have been over 3,000 successful Project Lifesaver searches with an average find time of 30 minutes to locate participants. Since the national average for standard search and recovery missions is 9 hours, Project Lifesaver's program dramatically cuts the time spent on search and rescue, and saves lives.

In order to gauge interest to move forward with bringing this program to Millburn Township, the Police Department is asking that all residents interested in participating in Project Lifesaver contact Officer Bryant Baerga at 973-564-7032/email bbaerga@millburntwp.org, or Officer Travis Jiroux at 973-564-7098/email tjiroux@millburntwp.org.

Project Lifesaver: https://projectlifesaver.org/

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