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Yellow Dot Program
Posted Date:
10/4/2012
The Yellow Dot Program is a new, free public safety program being introduced to Moore County residents. This new service provides First Responders with vital information about participants if they are in a vehicle crash or other roadside medical emergency.

The Rotary Club of the Sandhills and FirstHealth of the Carolinas are pleased to introduce the Yellow Dot Program for Moore County residents.  The program offers participants a way to provide vital information to First Responders, in the event of a vehicle crash or other roadside medical emergency, when they are unable to speak for themselves. 


The program is free and available to Moore County residents. The Yellow Dot Program will kick off at five fire departments on Tuesday, September 11, from 1 pm until 4 pm, where residents may sign up and receive their Yellow Dot materials.  Sign-ups will continue each week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1 pm until 4 pm.


Signing up is easy.  Participants will have their picture taken and complete an information form with medical and emergency contact information that will go in the glove compartment in a Yellow Dot folder.  They also will receive a Yellow Dot decal for the rear window of their vehicle.  The decal indicates the presence of the vital information in the glove compartment.


This not only can save response time but can saves lives.  Everyone in the family can benefit from the program, from kids through seniors.


The September 11 launch date was chosen by Moore County firefighters and other First Responders in remembrance of the fallen First Responders in the 9/11 attacks.


The Moore County Yellow Dot Program is a public service made possible through the support and efforts of many organizations including the Moore County Fire Chief’s Association, Department of Public Safety, Sheriff’s Department, and Police Chiefs, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, MooreHealth, Pinehurst Toyota Hyundai Kia, The Pilot, Moore County Leadership Institute, Rotary District 7690, and Rotary Club of the Sandhills.


The Yellow Dot Program is expanding across the nation and is now in 36 states. Moore County is one of the first three counties in North Carolina to introduce the program.


The Fire Department locations for signing up, starting on September 11, are Aberdeen, Carthage, Pinehurst #91, Seven Lakes, and Southern Pines.  Additional Fire Stations are planned as sign-up locations as the Program grows.  


Volunteers are needed to help with sign ups at the Fire Stations.  Volunteers will be trained and are asked to commit their time for two three-hour segments.  Residents wishing to volunteer can email their name and contact information to YDvolunteer@yahoo.com


The Yellow Dot Program is seeking local organizations to host their own signup event at their own locations and times, starting in October.  The Yellow Dot Program will provide equipment, supplies, and training, as needed.  If you are interested in hosting an event, email YDhost@yahoo.com.  


Yellow Dot Information Sheet, Folder, and Decal.

Yellow Dot Program


 

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