Quarry Hill Hosts Signup for Yellow Dot Safety Program
Quarry Hill in Camden will host an enrollment event for area drivers who want to sign up for the nationwide safety initiative known as the Yellow Dot Program, on Friday, October 25, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Yellow Dot is designed to give emergency-response personnel access to drivers’ important health information so they can provide appropriate care in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic automobile accident or other medical emergency. Enrollees fill out a form listing their key medical and emergency-contact information and store it in their vehicles’ glove compartment. They also receive a yellow sticker to place in their cars’ rear window. In the event of an emergency, the sticker tells first responders to check the car’s glove compartment for the information they need to provide optimal care.
Locally, Yellow Dot is a project of the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, local law enforcement, local fire departments, Northeast Mobile Health Services and other EMS services, and the Rockport law firm of Briggs & Wholey, LLC, with support from Quarry Hill and other caring organizations.
Participation in the program is free of charge and completely voluntary. Enrollees are asked to divulge only information pertinent to their care in an emergency.
Further information is available at www.yellowdotknoxme.org, through local police departments, through Briggs & Wholey at 596-1099, and at email@example.com.