The national program is the first of its kind here in Maine, and is free to participate in. It is designed to help first responders at the scene of a motor vehicle accident, giving them access to detailed medical and emergency contact information about the occupants of the motor vehicle. This kind of information can be crucial, as many times car accident victims are unable to communicate for themselves.
Participants of the program receive a Yellow Dot decal, a Yellow Dot folder and an information form with the participant’s name, an identifying photo, emergency contact information, personal physicians’ information, medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies and medications being used. The decal, placed in the car window, alerts the first responders to look for the information folder in the glove compartment.
The program is free and open to people of all ages, though there is an emphasis on senior citizens. For more information, and to register, look for the yellow dot icon on our website, or go to yellowdotme.org.