Emergency Safety Nets in Sandusky County
Several Agencies serving Sandusky County have partnered to support life-saving technology designed to protect the most vulnerable residents among us.
The app IamResponding was originally introduced to Sandusky County by Lindsey Volunteer Fire Deputy Chief Jason Conklin who applied for and was awarded a grant from the Sandusky County Communities Foundation. IamResponding in now being integrated into all Sandusky County Fire Departments.
Project Lifesaver is a premier search and rescue program strategically designed for ‘at risk’ individuals prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering. Project Lifesaver provides timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.
Project lifesaver was introduced by Sandusky County Sargent Eric Arquette with support from Deputy Chief Ed Hastings. The Sandusky County Board of DD was honored to join ProMedica Memorial Hospital in donating money to launch this life-saving initiative.
Sandusky County first responders are now incorporating a key piece of potentially life-saving technology called IamResponding.
When merged with an iPad or tablet, the IamResponding software shares important health and safety information volunteered by individuals with the very personnel arriving on scene in response to an emergency. Consider, the fire department has been dispatched to your home address on the report of heavy smoke, indicating a possible fire. What information might be helpful to these first responders to know BEFORE they even arrive on scene?
Just a few pieces of key information that could save time and lives include: how many people do first responders need to account for? Are their infants or toddlers in the home? Where are the bedrooms located? Does anyone in the home have a medical condition? Does anyone in the home have a disability that might make communication during an emergency challenging? For example, are they non-verbal, hearing impaired, non-ambulatory thereby requiring physical assistance to walk?
IamResponding was specifically designed for individuals of all ages with cognitive or communicative disabilities.
Learn more about IamResponding by contacting your SSA or Kylie Paquin, RN at 419.332.9296 ext. 178
Project Lifesaver, a community-based public safety program, is a premier search and rescue program strategically designed for ‘at risk’ individuals what are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering. Project Lifesaver provides timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.
Recovery times for Project Lifesaver agencies average just thirty minutes, which is 95% less time than standard search and rescue operations lacking this life-saving technology.
The at-risk individual wears a transmitter on their wrist or ankle at all times with a known frequency. Rescue personnel can dial into this frequency and locate the client who is wandering up to two miles away.
Click the link below for a descriptive Sandusky County Project Lifesaver brochure for more information or contact one of the Sandusky County Agencies below:
Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office 419.332.2613
Sandusky County Board of DD 419.332.9296
WSOS Senior Services 419.334.8911
Sandusky County Jobs & Family Services 419.334.3891