Project Lifesaver Coordinator Joe Downs Receives Distinguished Service Award
By Space Coast Daily // July 2, 2015
Project Lifesaver Coordinator
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver Coordinator Joe Downs received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday at the Leading Age conference in Orlando.
Joe is a volunteer for TRIAD and our agency who last year worked over a 1,000 hours to help others in our community.
Joe was recognized for his visionary leadership, tireless devotion, and unwavering commitment to TRIAD and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Project LifeSaver Program that puts life saving transmitters with seniors who face memory problems and dementia.
Participation in this program not only saves lives but also brings comfort to family members who are responsible for the health and wellbeing of their parents and grandparents.
Through Joe’s efforts the program has increased in utilization by 142 percent in just the past two years.
Joe has spent countless hours as a volunteer and coordinator for the program and has truly taken the program to new levels through marketing the availability of the program and through fundraising to obtain additional devices and tacking systems that have broadened the program throughout the county.
We are truly blessed and proud to have Joe as a member of our team and I would ask that you join me in congratulating him on his outstanding accomplishments and commitment to our community.
For more information on the Project Lifesaver Program please contact our Community Services Unit at 321-264-7755.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey