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Yellow Dot Program

Yellow Dot Program

Having a yellow dot in your vehicle’s back window could help save your life.

The East Peoria Fire Department is participating in the Illinois Yellow Dot Program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation. As simple as filling out a yellow card and placing a yellow sticker on the back window, the program alerts first responders that a driver incapacitated in a car accident may have vital medical issues.

According to IDOT, the best chance for survival following a traumatic injury occurs when those injured are seen and treated within an hour, referred to as the Golden Hour. Yellow Dot Program participants provide first responders with vital medical information needed for treatment.

Participants fill out their medical information on a special yellow card and place it in the vehicle’s glove box. Then, they place a yellow dot in the lower driver’s side rear window. This dot communicates to all first responders that the driver is a program participant.

Drivers can record on the card their blood type, medications and doses, emergency contact information, the name of the family doctor and medical insurance information. The participant can indicate if they have a pacemaker, are a diabetic, insulin dependent, or have some other condition.

The card also includes an area for a participant to place their photo, providing clear identification for first responders.

Multiple cards can be filled out for others who are frequent passengers in the vehicle.

Yellow Dot Program materials are available at the East Peoria Central Fire Station, 201 W. Washington St. For more information visit www.yellowdotillinois.org.



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