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Yellow Dot enrollment set for Friday

Published 7:17pm Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Local law enforcement agencies will host an open enrollment for the Yellow Dot Program on Friday.

The program is designed to assist first responders help victims in an automobile accident or other medical emergencies involving a Yellow Dot participant’s vehicle.

Participants in the program keep a folder of pertinent medical information and identification in their dashboard. The participants also post a round, yellow decal on the rear windshield of the car, which alerts first responders that the victim is a participant in the program.

“First responders are trained to recognize the yellow dot,” said Sgt. James Orr of the Alexander City Police Department.

The folder includes the participant’s name, age, address, phone number, emergency contact information, hospital preference, medical conditions, current medications and a close-up photo of the participant.

Orr said the enrollment will take about five minutes per person. The enrollment will be held at the RSVP center at 33A Main Street on July 29 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.