Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver logoThe Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office offers a free service called Project Lifesaver for Brunswick County residents who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, autism or other conditions that make them likely to wander away from caregivers or who have difficulties communicating with rescuers. 

Participants will receive a plastic bracelet containing a waterproof radio transmitter. Each participant’s transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that is unique to the individual and to his or her geographical area of the county. The bracelets may be worn on the wrist or ankle.

If an individual enrolled in Project Lifesaver goes missing, the caregiver should call 911 immediately. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s office will respond with a trained team to start a search along with other emergency resources.

In order to participate in the Project Lifesaver Program,  the potential participant must:

  • Live within Brunswick County.
  • Be diagnosed by a certified physician as having Alzheimer’s disease, other dementia disorders, autism, Down’s syndrome or similar disorders.
  • Be known to wander away from caregiver.

More information on the Project Lifesaver program in Brunswick County is available on the organization's website