Pilot Club of Huntsville, a non-profit
organization, partnered with the Sheriff's Office. Pilot Club of Huntsville
members' roles include monthly maintenance of each Project Lifesaver
client's transmitter equipment, public awareness, education and fund
raising through The Pilot Club of Huntsville Foundation, a 501(c)3
organization. 100% of funds raised and donations received are used
in the PROJECT LIFESAVER of Madison County program.
About Project Lifesaver of Huntsville
& Madison County
Project Lifesaver was established in April 1999 as an initiative of the 43rd Search and Rescue Company of the
Chesapeake Sheriff's Office. Project Lifesaver's mission is to use state of the art technology in assisting those caring
for persons who have Alzheimer's and other Related Mental Dysfunction Disorders (ARMD) who wander and
become lost. These include the elderly and even the youngest in our communities who are afflicted with Down
syndrome, Autism or developmental disorders. There are no boundaries - no one is immune!
Initial transmitters were fitted for persons documented as suffering with Alzheimer's or dementia. The first time the
transmitters were used, the wandered person was located in under ½ hour in a densely wooded area. From this
success the proactive program developed, providing timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury to
those who wander due to Alzheimer's or dementia.
Project Lifesaver has over 1,400 participating member agencies throughout 48 states in the U.S., six provinces in
Canada, and Australia; more than 3,000 searches have been performed over the last 16 years with no serious injuries
or fatalities ever reported. Alabama boasts 81 Project Lifesaver towns and communities!
The Madison County Sheriff's Office,
under the leadership of Sheriff Blake Dorning, brought Project Lifesaver
to Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama in February 2006.