Yellow Dot is a life-saving program, started in Connecticut in 2002 by People's United Bank, which has spread across the country. The New York State Sheriffs' Association is spearheading an effort to establish the Yellow Dot program across New York State by making it available to all County Sheriffs. Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during that first "golden hour" after a crash or other emergency.
Yellow Dot kits are available for free, request a yellow dot kit online. The Yellow Dot kit contains a medical information card and a Yellow Dot decal.
Steps to Participate
- Complete the card in pencil.
- Attach a recent photo.
- Place it in car's glove compartment.
- Place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver's side window.
Participate at Home
- Place a Yellow Dot decal near the front door
- Place a completed card in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator.
First Responder Procedures
At the scene of a vehicle emergency, look for the Yellow Dot on the rear driver's side window and find vital medical information in the glove compartment. Transport the card with the patient to the hospital.
At the scene of an emergency in a home, look for the Yellow Dot on or near the front door and find vital medical information in the freezer. Transport the card with the patient to the hospital.
Spread The Word
Yellow Dot only works if first responders know to look for it. Please share this information with your colleagues. Visit the New York Sheriff's website for more information.