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Yellow Dot Underway

By Glenn Collins
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | 4:17 PM
https://hbtv.us/news/?story_id=1174

Alabama Yellow Dot Program Coordinator Lora Weaver helps Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes complete his Yellow Dot enrollment Tuesday at Double Springs Town Hall.

DOUBLE SPRINGS -- The Yellow Dot program was officially "kicked-off" Tuesday morning at the Double Springs Town Hall. Representatives from across Winston County participated in the launch of the program, making Winston County the 42nd county in Alabama to participate in the program.

The “Yellow Dot” provides detailed medical information that can be crucial following a crash. Participants in the program receive a “Yellow Dot” decal, a “Yellow Dot” folder and an information form with name, identifying photo, emergency contact information, personal physicians’ information, medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies and medications being used.

A “Yellow Dot” decal on the driver’s side rear window of a vehicle alerts first responders to check in the glove compartment for the corresponding “Yellow Dot” folder. Having this information following a crash helps first responders positively identify the person, get in touch with family or emergency contacts and ensures that the person’s current medications and pre-existing medical conditions are considered when treatment is administered for injuries.

For more details on the program see [http://www.hbtv.us/news/?story_id=1158]. 

Lora Weaver, the state-wide coordinator for the program, praised Winston County for its friendliness and said, "I noticed the hard work that has gone into getting this program off the ground." She added that she was "blown away" by the amount of people who came together to start the program in Winston County.

Enrollment in this "life-saving" program is free and is now available at the following locations:

  • Addison Town Hall (M-F, 8 AM - 4 PM);
  • Arley Town Hall (M-F, 7:30 AM - 4 PM);
  • Double Springs Town Hall (M-F, 8 AM - 4:30 PM);
  • Haleyville Fire Department (M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM); and,
  • Lynn Town Hall (M-F, 8 AM - 4:30 PM).

The Yellow Dot Program is funded by the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

For more information, contact your local town hall, or the Haleyville Fire Department.

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