Project Lifesaver International’s Founder and CEO, Gene Saunders Announces Strategic Partnership with Station House Retreat

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Both organizations have missions specific to supporting law enforcement and first responders to protect and save lives.

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Project Lifesaver International is pleased to announce a partnership with Station House Retreat. Both organizations missions are specific to supporting law enforcement and first responders to protect and save lives.

The Station House facility and program is specifically designed to address the needs of first responders with substance addiction. It’s the only program designed and administered by first responders for first responders.

Project Lifesaver is the most widely used and effective program in the nation that is specifically designed to protect “Special Needs” populations in our communities. Project Lifesaver has trained thousands of first responders and public safety agencies, not only in search, rescue and the use of our electronic locating equipment, but also in the methods necessary to communicate with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease, Autism or a related cognitive disorder.

Project Lifesaver’s CEO & Founder, Chief Gene Saunders, said "This partnership is between two organizations that work to provide law enforcement the tools and information to better serve their communities, families, and themselves. It is a perfect fit!"

Both Project Lifesaver and Station House Retreat address communities that have cognitive conditions and both provide the tools needed to address their safety and protection.

"We are extremely honored and proud to announce our partnership with Project Lifesaver. Project Lifesaver and Station House share a common mission, helping people and saving lives," said Cpt. Robert Greenberg, Law Enforcement Consultant, Station House Retreat.

About Station House Retreat:
The Station House Retreat is an innovative substance addiction treatment center that is specifically geared toward helping first responders with substance addictions. The Station House provides a supportive environment specific to first responders with addictions. Station House provides those first responders affected by substance addictions with the tools and treatment they need to return to their communities and continue their careers of public service without life altering consequences.

About Project Lifesaver:
Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C) (3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, other first responders and caregivers with equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering, including those with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, and Down syndrome. To date Project Lifesaver agencies have conducted nearly 4,000 successful rescues. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for Project Lifesaver clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations. Nationwide there are over 1,400 Project Lifesaver agencies throughout 48 states, six provinces in Canada, and Australia.

Project Lifesaver is also a subject matter expert and adviser on the wandering issue for:

  • Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s disease (LEAD)
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children,
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA)
  • National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

For more information or to learn more about Project Lifesaver visit: http://www.projectlifesaver.org or contact:

Joseph Salenetri
Assistant Chief, Special Operations
Project Lifesaver International
josephsalenetri(at)hotmail(dot)com
609-672-1441
or
Elizabeth Kappes
Public Relations Coordinator-Special Projects
Project Lifesaver International
ekappes(at)projectlifesaver(dot)org
757-531-5105

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