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Sinclair Refinery donates three Project Lifesaver devices used to help locate those prone to wandering

(Project Lifesaver International Headquarters, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Three Natrona County emergency responder agencies will receive a new Project Lifesaver locating device, which is used in the search for residents with medical conditions that may cause them to wander.

The devices were purchased and donated by Sinclair Casper Refining Company, according to a release by Natrona County Emergency Management (NCEM) on Tuesday.

These three new locators add to the locators already in use at the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, Casper Police Department, and Casper Fire Department. 

The new devices have been placed with the Mills Fire Department, Evansville Fire Department, and Natrona County Fire Protection District. 

Natrona County Emergency Management brought Project Lifesaver to Natrona County in 2006 and nearly 50 county residents are currently enrolled.

In 2021, NCEM responded to 10 calls and successfully located every individual safely, the release said.

“With this technology, search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. 

“Nationally, Project Lifesaver has rescued more than 3,800 individuals,” NCEM said. “This newly donated equipment strengthens the Natrona County Project Lifesaver initiative and greatly enhances our search abilities.”

“We want to thank Sinclair Casper Refining Company for its support and commitment to the safety of our community.”