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Richland County Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver is a rescue program for Richland County’s most vulnerable individuals; children and adults with cognitive impairment or medical conditions which may put them at risk to wander away or be-come lost.

How does Project Lifesaver Work?

Individuals enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. The system utilizes a radio frequency to track a missing loved one. Unlike GPS locaters, Project Lifesaver transmitters are not affected by weather.

Project Lifesaver tracking equipment cannot replace proper care, monitoring and oversight of the person at risk.

If a participant in the program goes missing, the caregiver notifies local law enforcement and a trained emergency team will respond.

Project Lifesaver has a proven record of locating lost loved ones in minutes or hours, instead of days, from the time the rescue team arrives. Project Lifesaver provides reliable, practical and affordable peace of mind.

Who is Eligible?

Project Lifesaver is offered to:

  • Richland County Residents
  • Individuals diagnosed with a congnitive impairment or a medical condition which hinders their decision making abiltiy
  • Individuals at risk of wandering unintentionally and becoming lost


  • Autism
  • Alzheimber's Disease and other dementias
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Down Syndrome
  • Other conditions with wandering behavior patterns

What is the process in enrolling in Project Livesaver?

  • Contact the ADRC of Eagle Country Richland Center Office at 608-647-4616
  • Complete and return an application
  • Once approved, the client will be fitted with the Lifesaver Transmitter

What are the family or caregiver's responsibilities?

  • Check the transmitter battery daily
  • Update a log daily with information about the participant's clothing, etc.
  • Coordinate with local law enforcement to make monthly or bi-monthly visits to ensure equipment is working properly and replace the transmitter battery

Download and complete the PDF form Project Lifesaver Application.pdf. or download and complete a fillable Word Document if you have Microsoft Word - Project Lifesaver Application.docx

Please return the completed form to the ADRC Office.

Download the Project Livesaver Brochure

Download the Project Livesaver Brochure for more details.

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Aging, Disability, & Resource Center
221 W. Seminary Street
Richland Center, WI 53581
Phone: 608-647-4616
Toll Free: 1-877-794-2372
Wisconsin Relay System 711
Fax: 608-647-6611
For Emergency Services:
Concerns involving suicide, mental health, addiction, and other crisis situations to speak with a crisis professional.
Contact the Richland County Sheriff's Department for concerns involving child abuse or neglect to request the Children's Services On-Call Worker.
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