Santabarbara secures funding to expand ‘Lifesaver’ program

Assemblyman Santabarbara with members of the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department at a demonstration of the Project Lifesaver technology.

Schenectady County Sheriffs to provide hands-on demo of the life saving technology

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced $10,000 in grant funding he has secured to expand the Project Lifesaver program in Schenectady County. Sheriff Dominic Dagostino joined Santabarbara on Wednesday to receive the funding and discussed recent successes in the launching of Schenectady County’s pilot program.

Project Lifesaver is designed to help local law enforcement agencies find missing people who have a tendency to wander, including people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer’s and other related conditions. These individuals wear a discreet bracelet on their wrist or ankle, which when activated, will allow law enforcement officers to quickly find them without the need for massive search and rescue efforts.

Santabarbara and Dagostino have teamed up for this expansion of the program and encourage parents and caregivers to take advantage of this lifesaving technology to keep their loved ones safe.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbarbara joined representatives from the Amsterdam Elks, Amsterdam Girl Scout Troop 2281 and troop leaders, and parents and family members for a recognition ceremony honoring Cadettes Regan Beck, Amy Brittain and Abigail Pettica on their Girl Scout Silver Award achievement, the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve.
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara presents Ladan Alomar with a citation from the New York State Assembly at the annual Centro Civico Annual Awards Gala at the Glen Sanders Mansion on Saturday night, recognizing a number of significant accomplishments with the agency upon her retirement after 30 years of service in the Amsterdam community.

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