Yellow Dots Help First Responders

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

A simple yellow pamphlet is helping better assist first responders in precious life saving moments.

"The purpose of it is to use vital personal information out to the first responder as soon as they arrive on the scene of the accident," officials say.

It’s part of the Yellow Dot Program.

Henry County is the 7th county in the state to take advantage of the free service.

Alabama is the only state allowing all ages to take advantage of it.

"My family was real sick and we had gone to the doctor; they were asking different questions about your medication and who is your doctor, if you have a problem with this and if you have insurance,” Minnie Culver explained.

Culver says it could save time and hassle when in an emergency. "Whoever gets to the scene any of the medical people will know what medications I am taking and therefore they can treat me better."

This is how it works:
* A yellow sticker is placed at the bottom left hand corner of your back window.
* If you're in an accident, first responders will know to look in your glove compartment, which will contain all of your medical information in a little packet.

In two weeks, the program will be available for Houston County residents.

Currently, the closest program is only available for Henry County residents.

If you would like more information about how to get a Yellow Dot you can contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office at 585-3131.

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