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Latest Search and rescue Stories

2011-02-17 08:48:00

FRISCO, Texas, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a partnership between local citizens and the City of Torrance, Calif. Police Department, impaired individuals, their family members and caregivers can now enjoy added peace of mind and enhanced safety thanks to a new wearable locator system called EmSeeQ®. Now available through the City of Torrance PD Community Affairs Division, the watch-like EmSeeQ device by EmFinders uses cellular technology to quickly locate...

2011-02-11 07:00:00

FRISCO, Texas, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help improve the safety and security of residents, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office is deploying a new technology designed to upgrade its search and rescue system for locating wandering and lost individuals. Through the generous support of the CCSO Citizens' Academy Alumni Association, the sheriff's office will provide a limited number of EmFinders' EmSeeQ® wearable locator systems that use cellular technology to quickly...

2011-02-03 15:03:00

FRISCO, Texas, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Merced County has joined the growing list of other progressive California communities that have upgraded their search and rescue technology for locating wandering and lost persons. The Merced County Sheriff's Department is proud to announce the availability of the EmFinder's EmSeeQ® wearable locator system that uses cellular technology to quickly locate individuals who are prone to wandering due to cognitive disorders, such as...

2011-01-26 07:00:00

BOSTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack SafetyNet, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), today announced at a press conference that its SafetyNet service is now available in the city of Boston. SafetyNet by LoJack helps caregivers provide an added layer of protection for loved ones with cognitive conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's from the life-threatening behavior of wandering. The service also provides public safety agencies with the tools...

2010-11-09 07:51:00

FRISCO, Texas, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EmFinders, maker of the life-saving EmSeeQ® wearable locator device for adults and children with special needs, announced today its device was successfully used in the rescue of a lost child by the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office in Virginia. The Sheriff's Office tested and began using the EmSeeQ in Chesapeake on September 21, 2010, World Alzheimer's Day. The 10-year-old autistic child was reported missing by a caregiver on...

2010-10-29 08:36:00

FRISCO, Texas, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- EmFinders, maker of the life-saving EmSeeQ® wearable locator device for impaired adults and children, announced today that the Long Beach (Calif.) Police Department (LBPD) has chosen the company's EmSeeQ cellular locator device to aid in its search and rescue efforts for area residents prone to wandering due to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, autism and dementia. The wearable watch-like EmSeeQ device uses cellular...

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2010-10-26 08:20:00

It has been almost six months since 16-year-old Abby Sunderland's 40-foot vessel, Wild Eyes, was damaged in a storm, leaving her stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But on Monday, she finally got a chance to meet the people who developed the technology used to save her life. Abby visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on Oct. 25 to meet Search and Rescue Manager Dave Affens and a team of engineers. He and his team developed the Search and Rescue Satellite...

2010-09-13 13:15:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- AgustaWestland North America, Inc. announces that it has responded to the U.S. Air Force's request for information, offering the operationally-proven HH-71 for critical combat search and rescue missions. "We believe the HH-71, based on the combat-proven AW101, offers a robust platform that addresses the U.S. Air Force's combat search and rescue mission needs, without compromise," said R. Scott Rettig, chief executive officer, AgustaWestland North...

2010-08-19 10:27:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Coast Guard today officially accepted the installation of the Rescue 21 search-and-rescue system that will provide enhanced life-saving communications capabilities to the entire Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, reaching as far as Washington, D.C. Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to quickly respond to and assist distressed mariners, saving lives and property. It also provides a wireless communications network that the Coast Guard can use...

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2010-05-24 15:17:22

NASA, which pioneered the technology used for the satellite-aided search and rescue capability that has saved more than 27,000 lives worldwide since its inception nearly three decades ago, has developed new technology that will more quickly identify the locations of people in distress and reduce the risk of rescuers. The Search and Rescue Mission Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in collaboration with several government agencies, has developed a next-generation...