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Project Lifesaver

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DSS STAFF PRESENTS DONATION TO
PROJECT LIFESAVER – Members of the Oswego
County Department of Social Services Employees’
Staff Association presented a check for $320 to
Michael Allen, director of the Oswego 911 Center
as the Oswego County Legislature’s Public Safety
and Emergency Services Committee looked on. The
donation will go toward new equipment for Project
Lifesaver in Oswego County.

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PROJECT LIFESAVER RECEIVES
DONATION FROM OSWEGO COUNTY
DEPUTIES ASSOCIATION – The Oswego
County Deputies Association recently
donated $500 to Project Lifesaver in
Oswego County. The contribution will be
used to acquire new transmitter bracelets,
batteries and receivers for the program.

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Oswego County Project Lifesaver Team
conducts training session.
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Oswego County Project Lifesaver Team conducts
joint training with the Onondaga County Project
Lifesaver Team.


Oswego County maintains a contract with Project Lifesaver International. Project Lifesaver is a non-profit organization whose goal is to assist in the location of lost people who have Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome, Dementia, Autism and other related disorders. Project Lifesaver partners with law enforcement and other public safety agencies, providing the equipment and training necessary to aid victims and families living with these disorders.

Statistics have shown a dramatic increase in the number of people who have Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome, Dementia, Autism and other related disorders.

All of the law enforcement agencies in Oswego County have certified Project Lifesaver Field Technicians. When someone with a Project Lifesaver transmitter bracelet wanders off, the Oswego County Sheriff's Department, local law enforcement and the Oswego County Search & Rescue Team are dispatched by the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center. Specially trained personnel will respond with the special Project Lifesaver receiver units used to pinpoint the lost client's location.

On average nationally, the recovery time of a client who has gone missing with the Project Lifesaver bracelet is 30 minutes. Because Project Lifesaver results in the rapid location of lost persons the rate of success is impressive. In over 2,218 searches conducted nationally - there have been no reports of persons who have gone missing suffering from serious injuries. Nor have any fatalities been reported.

The 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department has made the commitment to perform all administrative duties associated with this program.

For more information about Project Lifesaver, contact the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department business office at 315-349-8215 or 1-800-679-3911, or click on the link below.

Project Lifesaver link

 Special Thanks to our Project Lifesaver Donors:
Department of Social Services Adult Services Staff
DSS Hospitality Group
DSS Retiree's Association
Friendship Thrift Shoppe
Walmart - Granby Supercenter
New Haven FD
NRG Energy 
Oswego County Deputies Association
Oswego County Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary
Oswego Elks #271 
Oswego Elks #271 Ladies Auxiliary
Phoenix Enterprise Fire Company #1
Victory Bible Church
Williamstown Sons of the American Legion Squadron 1128

Project Lifesaver Receiver Unit

OCSD Deputy training with Project Lifesaver receiver unit