Mission Statment

Project Lifesaver International is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization that bridges the technological gap for “at risk” populations and public safety agencies. We provide police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program including equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue “at risk” individuals with cognitive disorders who are at constant risk to the life threatening behavior of wandering including those with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, and Down syndrome. Project Lifesaver has over 1,200 participating agencies throughout 47 states in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has performed 2,652 searches in the last 13 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported. Project Lifesaver provides equipment, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups throughout the country and nation.


Project Lifesaver has over 1,200 participating agencies across the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has performed over 2,600 searches in the last 13 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported. Project Lifesaver International provides in-depth training for law enforcement and other public safety agencies on the use of specialized electronic search and rescue equipment, technology and procedures, as well as teaching rescuers how to communicate with people afflicted with cognitive conditions, all of which are essential to the successful rescue of missing persons who wander or otherwise become lost. They certify search and rescue personnel and provide ongoing management to participating agencies.


In addition, Project Lifesaver develops public outreach programs to educate others about the issue of wandering, and they constantly work toward developing public policy and effective law enforcement response to help save lives and “bring loved ones home.”

News & Events

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2014 Tracy MacKenzie Memorial Walk/Run For Autism

  Date:  Sunday, May 25, 2014 Race Details: Registration:  8:30am – 10:00am at Confederation Center of the Arts Start Time:  10:00am Fee: $10.00 adults. $5.00 students, $20.00 family PLEDGE SHEETS – Run Registration forms – Run  

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June 23, 2013 – Official Launch Date of Project Lifesaver PEI

We are excited to announce Project Lifesaver PEI will be officially launched on Sunday, June 23, 2013 with an Open House/Family Fun Day at the new PEI Ground Search & Rescue base at 195 Maple Hills Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI from … Continue reading

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The Tracy MacKenzie Memorial Walk/Run For Autism

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 Walk/Run for Autism.  We raised over $4,000!!  Thank you for all your support and we are all excited for 2014!   5km walk & run on May 26, 2013 Race Details: … Continue reading