Project Lifesaver International

Safely Back Home™, is in partnership with Project Lifesaver®, International that provides additional peace of mind to families and caregivers of people who wander. The Safely Back Home™ patent pending process uses ID information imprinted on personal garments to be conveyed to the Project Lifesaver® emergency call center, secure database and rescue operation.

Project Lifesaver® Int’l has:

  • Over 4,250 rescues since 1999
  • 1,750 member agencies the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico

Established in 1999, Project Lifesaver Int’l is a Public Safety Program designed to protect and locate missing persons due to wandering. Project Lifesaver’s mission is to use state of the art technology in assisting those who care for victims of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Autism, Down’s Syndrome and any other cognitive conditions that cause wandering.

Chief Gene Saunders, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Project Lifesaver International, has 43 years of service in law enforcement and public safety. He is a recognized authority in Search and Rescue and has received many awards and decorations from public safety organizations. As a national advocate for the protection of missing and wandering victims of Alzheimer’s and related dementia, Chief Saunders was selected as a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.

Organizations and Law Enforcement Agencies have endorsed and pledged their support of Project Lifesaver International.

  • National Autism Association
  • Dennis Debbaudt
  • RT Autism Awareness Foundation
  • New York State Sheriff’s Association
  • National Sheriff’s Association
  • Virginia Sheriff’s Association
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Pilot International
  • New Jersey Sheriff’s Association
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association
  • Commonwealth Autism Service
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
  • National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners


  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • United Way
  • Leave a Legacy

Educational and community awareness programs have been a cornerstone to Project Lifesaver’s success. Project Lifesaver volunteers are active in presenting information to civic groups, law enforcement agencies and various health care providers throughout the community and nation.