The first hour following a car accident can be critical to saving a car wreck victim’s life. A new program is aimed at helping first responders identify critical information about the victim that could save their life. The Yellow Dot program providers first responders medical information about the crash victim. Participants in the program receive a yellow dot or decal that is placed in the rear window of their car that tells the first responders there is a yellow folder in the glove compartment with the victims critical information . This folder contains information such as the drivers name, identifying photo, emergency contact information, their doctor’s name, any medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, recent surgeries, medications and allergies. These are all items that could be critical if the victim is unable to respond to medical personnel.
Currently, only 11 Alabama counties participate in The Yellow Dot Program: Butler County, Cherokee County, Clay County, Colbert County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Henry County, Houston County, Marshall County, Montgomery County, and Pike County. The program is free to its participants. Hopefully, as the news of this great new program spreads it will expand into more counties. For more information please visit The Yellow Dot Program.
UPDATE: As of October 14, 2010, Madison County, Alabama is now a participant in the Yellow Dot Program.
Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 715 Wheeler Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801, (256)533-8820
Woody Anderson Ford, 2500 Jordan Lane, Huntsville, AL 35816, (256)539-9441
Woody Anderson Ford, 1638 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758, (256)217-8440
Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center, 2200 Drake Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805, (256)880-7080
Madison Police Department, 100 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758, (256)722-7190