The Lower Milford Police Department and Lower Milford Township are publicizing information about "Project Lifesaver," which is a public safety program designed to help protect and locate people who could go missing due to wandering.
"Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disorders can cause severe issues for emergency responders trying to assist someone with these medical issues," according to an announcement posted on the township's website.
The Lower Milford Police Department is asking anyone in the township with a loved one affected by one of the disorders to call and provide them with information to assist them should a wandering occur.
"All information is private and would only be used in an emergency situation," the announcement said.
"If the Police Chief finds that we have several residents who may need 'wandering' assistance, he may apply for a grant allowing for the purchase of personalized radio transmitters," it added. "These transmitters would allow emergency responders to rescue your loved one in an average of less than 30 minutes."
For more information on Project Lifesaver, visit http://www.projectlifesaver.org.
Call the Lower Milford P.D. at 610-967-4949, ext. 3, for more information, and 911 in case of a wandering.
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