Project Lifesaver is a joint program between the Crestview Police and Crestview Fire Departments. This program is for individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease or related mentally dysfunctional disorders. After contacting the Crestview Police or Crestview Fire Department at (850) 682-2055 or (850) 682-2256, personal information such as addresses, personal descriptors, and a picture of each individual are entered into a secure database maintained by the Crestview Police and Fire Departments.
The program provides each individual with a personalized wrist or ankle band. The band is a battery operated transmitter that emits an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day, which can be tracked at a range of several miles both on the ground and in the air. The band requires a battery that must be changed every 30 days.
Once a care giver or family member calls to report the person is missing, a search team enters the area where the person was last seen. The electronic tracking equipment picks up the tracking signal from the bracelet and leads the search teams to the person. The cost for this program is $50.00 a month, which goes to Alzheimer’s Family Services, Inc. to pay for new batteries and the person’s mileage to the residence.