The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Yellow Dot Program has been in existence since 2011.
Recently, the Illinois Sheriff’s Association has been promoting the importance of the program.
Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown told WGEL the program is a life saver. Motorists participating in the program put a circular yellow sticker on the back of their vehicle. The sticker alerts first responders that a yellow folder containing important medical information, such as allergies, is located in the glove box of the vehicle.
Brown said the first hour in any type of emergency is very important and any tool that can help first responders do their job quickly and efficiently is a benefit.
Sheriff Brown said it is important that first responders know as much as possible about victims at an emergency scene.
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Yellow dot medical cards can also be completed for passengers in a vehicle and for anyone, regardless of age.
A Yellow Dot Program packet can be obtained at the Bond County Health Department in Greenville and health departments in Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, St. Clair and Washington counties.