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Yellow Dot Program helps first responders after accidents

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The Chambers County Sheriff's Office is hoping you will see yellow dot stickers on the back of every car driving around town very soon.

News Leader 9's Elizabeth White explains how the Yellow Dot Program could help save your life or the life of someone you love.

By peeling and sticking this yellow dot to the back of your vehicle and filling out then placing this yellow booklet of information in your glove box, you have potentially helped a first responder save your life or the life of someone you love if you are in an accident or a medical emergency.

 "If you have an accident or maybe you are unconscious and can't give them the info it will be in the folder, you may just be so shook up you can't remember," said Gyda Simms with the Chambers County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Sid Lockhart was the first to sign up for the Yellow Dot Program in Chambers County, but the program is available to all Alabamians.

It only takes a few minutes to enroll.

Your picture is taken and attached to the booklet containing your personal in information, emergency contacts, your medications and medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies, your doctors and hospital preference.

"I do want to stress, we do not keep any of this, this is your personal info and it goes into the glove box of your car, you also do not put your birthdates or your social security number in here so that it can be used in an identity theft," said Simms.

Once you have completed the yellow booklet, place it in your glove box and affix the yellow dot sticker to the back of your car.

Hopefully you'll never need it, but if you do, "it speaks for you, if you can't speak for yourself," said Simms.

This is a free program and all you have to do is come down to the Chambers County Sheriff's office and sign up. It takes a matter of minutes.

If you can't make it down for whatever reason, Chambers County will visit your church or other civic group and sign up your members there.

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