Port St. Lucie, Florida (PRWEB) March 01, 2016
A few weeks ago it was announced that seven (7) counties in Wyoming were awarded grants from the Department of Homeland Security to implement the Project Lifesaver program in their counties. These efforts could not have been made possible without the tireless efforts of the Wyoming State Legislators, State Senators Wayne Johnson, Tony Ross, and Bruce Burns, and State Representatives Ken Esquibel, Bill Pownall, James Byrd, and Tyler Lindholm, along with Project Lifesaver Coordinator, Detective Donald Heiduck who were instrumental into putting SF0081, “Kevin’s Law” into motion in 2015.
Once those seven (7) agencies have been trained, there will be a total of nine (9) out of the twenty three (23) Wyoming Sheriffs Departments trained and equipped by Project Lifesaver. There are efforts to continue the funding for the remaining Wyoming Sheriffs Departments during 2016. But we need your help to finish the job and assure all Wyoming special needs communities are protected. Please contact your state legislature and tell them to support SF0081, “Kevin’s Law”.
The Project Lifesaver program is a 501 (C) (3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, other first responders and caregivers, with technology and training to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who have wandered.
The Project Lifesaver training program is recognized and approved by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and The Department of Justice. Project Lifesaver is both the first organization to apply protection and locating technology for the search and rescue of individuals with cognitive disorders and has remained the leader, the Gold Standard.
Project Lifesaver is a subject matter expert and advisor on the wandering issue for:
Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s disease (LEAD), National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Alzheimer’s Foundation, and the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).
SF0081, “Kevin’s Law” was fully supported by:
Laramie County Sheriff Department, the Cheyenne Police Department, the Cheyenne Fire Department, Laramie County Emergency Management, the Laramie County Volunteer Fire Districts, Natrona County Sheriff’s Department, Natrona County Emergency Management, the Converse County Sheriff’s Department, the Wyoming Mounted Association, the Southeast Wyoming Search and Rescue Team, the Laramie County Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams, Laramie County Emergency Ambulance Services, local Wyoming VFW Chapter and the Sons of the American Legion, and numerous community civic groups, businesses, churches, and private individuals.
For more information about the Project Lifesaver program visit http://www.projectlifesaver.org or contact:
Senior Communications Advisor
Public Relations Coordinator-Special Projects