City of Prattville & Autauga County to Kick Off Yellow Dot Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Teresa M. Lee, (334) 361-3649 or

October 12, 2011

The Yellow Dot Program is the first of its kind in the State of Alabama. The program offers participants a way to give vital information to first responders in the event they are unable to physically or verbally communicate. Funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the Yellow Dot Program is a FREE service available to individuals of all ages.

Participants of the program will have their picture taken, complete a personal information form, and will be given a Yellow Dot folder and decal. All of the vital information will be placed into the folder and then into the glove box of their car or the saddlebag of their motorcycle. Each participant will be issued a folder for every vehicle they own. There are special, smaller decals for motorcycles.

The Yellow Dot decal will be placed in the lower left corner of the rear window of the participant's car or in the lower left corner of a motorcycle license plate. The decal alerts first responders that medical information can be found in the glove compartment or saddlebag.

Individuals wishing to participate in the Yellow Dot Program can sign up at one of the following enrollment locations:

- Gillespie Senior Center, 332 Doster Road

- Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 Hwy 14 West, Suite E, Autaugaville

- Prattville Fire Station 3, 1904 Briarwood Street

- Prattville Police Department, 101 West Main Street

We will hold a press conference and kick off event at the Gillespie Senior Center on October 18, 2011 at 10 a.m. Representatives from every participating agency will be on site. They will be set up to educate the public on the program and register participants.

It is vital that the folders and all pertinent information be completed at these locations so that the program is successful to both our residents and our first responders. We will have both vehicle and motorcycle decals available for issuance in the City of Prattville and Autauga County.

“We’re excited to join 29 other counties within the State of Alabama in providing this program to our community,” stated Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. “Yellow Dot will give our first responders instant access to vital medical data, eliminating the information-gathering exercise, and allowing them to immediately focus on saving lives.”

Yellow Dot Press Conference & Program Kick Off
Gillespie Senior Center
332 Doster Road
October 18, 2011
10 a.m.

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