Continuing his strong commitment to protecting the health and safety of all New Yorkers, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is working to make the public aware of the lifesaving Yellow Dot program. This free program is designed to provide first responders with important medical information that can save the lives of accident victims.
“The Yellow Dot initiative is a free program designed to help first responders provide lifesaving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a vehicle crash or other emergency. A Yellow Dot in the driver’s side rear window of a vehicle will alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment. Our brave volunteer firefighters, first responders and police officers represent the best of our local communities and this important program will provide them with the information they need to save the lives of accident victims,” said Nozzolio.
How Yellow Dot Works
1. The Yellow Dot kit contains a personal information card and a Yellow Dot decal. Complete both sides of the personal information card as fully as possible, in pencil. Attach a recent photo of yourself and place it in a visible location in your car's glove compartment.
2. Complete one card for each person who regularly occupies the vehicle. See below to request additional medical information forms.
3. Place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window to alert first responders to look in the glove compartment for your medical information.
4. Update the card annually yourself or bring it to your annual medical checkup. If you sell your car, remove the Yellow Dot sticker.
A Yellow Dot kit can also be used to alert those who respond to an emergency in your home. Simply place a Yellow Dot decal on or beside your front door and place a completed card for each occupant in a clear plastic freezer bag and place in a visible location in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator.
Yellow Dot kits are available for free at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, 7376 Route 31, Suite 1000, Lyons, NY 14489. Call 946-9711
“After a car accident, every second counts,” Nozzolio said. “That is why I am working aggressively to inform local residents about this lifesaving program. Individuals can request a free Yellow Dot kit by going to www.nysheriffs.org/yellowdot or by contacting my office toll free at 1-888-568-9816. As State Senator, I will continue my efforts to support programs and initiatives that help our first responders save lives and prevent tragedy.”