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Yellow Dot program opens in Tuscaloosa

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The free program helps citizens put together a kit that includes important medical information for first responders. Source: WBRC video The free program helps citizens put together a kit that includes important medical information for first responders. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

The Yellow Dot program is now available in Tuscaloosa.

The free program helps first responders give citizens the care they need in an emergency. Adults and children can sign up for the program. After enrolling, citizens get a yellow sticker to put on the back of their car that let's emergency personnel know emergency health information is available in the vehicle's glove compartment.

The Yellow Dot form includes basic contact information and emergency health information such as allergies or medical conditions. The packet also contains pictures of enrollees so first responders can identify those needing help.

Vicki Kerr with Caring Days Adult Daycare says it's a great program.

"Well if you're out somewhere and you're in an accident, you have three kids in the back of your car and you can't answer questions it will tell them who they are and who to contact if they have any emergency conditions," she said.

You can sign up for the program at several places in and near Tuscaloosa, including Caring Days Adult Daycare, police stations, the sheriff's department, Focus on Senior Citizens and the United Way of West Alabama.

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