Teton County receives grant for Lifesaver Program

(Wyoming) -- Seven Wyoming counties were awarded grants to implement a Lifesaver program in their counties that assist local law enforcement in locating missing residents. Residents who are enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter that emits an individualized tracking signal. The primary mission of the Lifesaver Program is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism and other related conditions or disorders. [image: Inline image 1] *​h/t Project Lifesaver/Pitchengine Communities* The following counties received Lifesaver Program grants to implement this critical program: - Teton County - $21,719.20 - Albany County - $15,111 - Campbell County - $16,448 - Carbon County - $17,098 - Crook County - $17,762.80 - Johnson County - $19,757.20 - Uinta County - $17,098 “It can provide peace of mind to families and loved ones knowing that the small transmitter and trained responders can return their loved ones home in a timely manner,” Director Guy Cameron, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security said. “Having this capability to track and recover these residents is critical. Time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.” The Wyoming Legislature awarded $125,000 for this crucial program in the 2015 General Session. *Feature photo: h/t Project Lifesaver/Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news