Fairfax County Fire and Rescue says a little yellow dot in a strategic place could help save your life. The department embarked on a new public safety initiative, the Yellow Dot Program, on Monday. The program offers a way to organize your medical information and make it accessible to rescuers in case of a car crash or other emergency.
“This free program is designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the “golden hour” after a vehicle crash or emergency,” fire and rescue officials said in a release. “Participants place a Yellow Dot decal in their vehicle’s rear window to alert first responders to check the vehicle’s glove compartment for vital medical information.”
Here is how to participate: visit your nearest Fairfax County fire station (in and near Reston – 1820 Wiehle Avenue; 2610 Reston Parkway (Fox Mill Shopping Center) and 1117 Reston Ave. (North Point).
Ask personnel for a Yellow Dot Program kit. The Yellow Dot Program kit contains a personal information booklet and a Yellow Dot decal. Complete both sides of the booklet as fully as possible. Filling the booklet out in pencil will allow you to update the booklet as information changes. Attach a current photo of yourself and place the booklet in the glove compartment.
Place the Yellow Dot Program decal in the lower left corner of your rear windshield, no higher than three inches from the bottom.