Archive for February, 2012

PROJECT LIFESAVER

PROTECTING THE WANDERING, AND BRING PEACE OF MIND TO FAMILIES, CAREGIVERS, AND COMMUNITIES.

 DO YOU HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WITH ALZHEIMERS, AUTISM. DOWNS SYNDROME, DEMENTIA, OR MENTAL DISORDERS?

If so, PROJECT LIFESAVER may be of great benefit to you and your family.

 

PROJECT LIFESAVER was initiated by the Pilot Club of Cullman in 2005 and is a primary focus internationally for Pilot Clubs.

PROJECT LIFESAVER uses CareTrak radio technology receivers and the wristband transmitters to enable rescue teams from local law enforcement to effectively locate and rescue wandering and lost adults.

HOW DOES IT WORK?  The clients who are part of the program wear a battery-operated, personalized wristband that emits a personally unique tracking signal every second of every day.  The radio signal is detectable up to a mile on the ground and five miles in the air.  When the Caregivers notify the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office that the client is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the area and starts searching using a mobile tracking system on the ground and in the air.  The receiver homes in on the bracelet’s signal, which leads searchers to the client in a short amount of time.

Without PROJECT LIFESAVER equipment, searches sometimes take as long as two to three days, daytime only.  With the CareTrak system, rescue teams can find a client in as little time as half an hour, night or day.  The average number of trained deputies used in PROJECT LIFESAVER searches is two.  Without equipment, searches require numerous law enforcement personnel, volunteers, and dogs and many man-hours spent locating patients often ending without the patient being located in time.  PROJECT LIFESAVER was born out of the need to put an end to the tragedies of the missing and wandering.

PROJECT LIFESAVER PROVIDES PEACE OF MIND…Caregivers responsible for the safety of loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other mental disorders often live in fear that their loved ones will wander off and become lost.

Becoming a part of PROJECT LIFESAVER has eased that fear for many Cullman County residents.

The Pilot Club of Cullman conducted a countywide fundraising campaign. Through generous contributions given by Cullman Civic Organizations, businesses, and individuals, funds were raised to provide the needed equipment to conduct PROJECT LIFESAVER. A partnership was formed between the Pilot Club of Cullman, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and the Cullman Police Department to provide trained law enforcement personnel dedicated to serving Cullman County and bringing loved ones home. 

The current PROJECT LIFESAVER Board Members are the following: 

  • Pilot Club – Chairperson Camilla Hendrix, Susan Copeland and Elaine Fuller
  • Cullman Sheriff’s Office – Ricky Blackwood, Ronny Melton, and Andrew Wray
  • Cullman Police Dept. – Marsha Norris, Bill Pagan, and Mall Tucker
  • Advisory – Pilot Club President Peggy Harris and Pilot Club President Elect Rebecca Branch
  • Volunteer Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office Curtis Mize

There are now approximately 16 people enrolled in the Cullman PROJECT LIFESAVER program. 

Recently there was a successful rescue of a female Alzeheimers patient who wandered away from home and was located in about 40 minutes.

For information on acquiring a bracelet please contact the following:

CULLMAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, PROJECT LIFESAVER

1910 BEECH AVENUE S.E.

CULLMAN, AL 35055

256-734-0342.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO HELP CONTINUE THIS PROGRAM MAY BE MAILED TO:

 PROJECT LIFESAVER

P O BOX 1439

CULLMAN, AL 35056

 

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Miss Alabama to Appear at Pilot Club Fashion Show

Miss Alabama will appear at the 20th Annual Administrative Professionals’ Day Luncheon and Fashion Show presented by the Cullman Pilot Club of Alabama.

The event will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at Cullman Civic Center.  Miss Alabama Courtney Porter will be onsite to meet guest, pose for photos and sign autographs. 

Pilot Club of Cullman County 20th Annual Fashion Show

Pilot Club of Cullman County

Celebrating

20th Annual Fashion Show

 

What:                         20th Annual Administrative Professionals’ Day Luncheon and  Fashion Show

Where                        McGukin Civic Center, Cullman, Alabama

Date                           Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Time                           11 am until 2 pm

Contact                     http://www.pilotclubofcullman.com/membership.shtml

Tickets                      $20.00

The Cullman County Pilot Club will be celebrating 20 years of showcasing the upcoming year’s newest and hottest fashions including clothing, jewelry and accessories. Local stores will highlight the latest trends and feature area models.

The fundraiser will use the proceeds to assist the various Pilot Club charities.  Pilot provides support to the Margaret Jean Jones Center, Field of Miracles, Pilot Light Home, Project Lifesaver and Brain Minders. We focus our energy toward community awareness and prevention of brain related disorders and supporting those living with those disorders and their caregivers. 

The Annual Administrative Professionals’ Day Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held at the McGukin Civic Center, Cullman, Al, on April 25, 2012 from 11 am to 2 pm. 

We are asking for your support. We welcome your donation, gift certificates, and merchandise for our door prizes.. Your donation will be acknowledged to our membership and guests.

Each year approximately 400 guest attend this event.

We realize the many demands on your charity/advertising budget and are most grateful for any contribution you decide to make.

Location:  Cullman Civic Center

Address:  510 5th Street Southwest,

Cullman, Alabama – 35055