"YELLOW DOT PROGRAM" Saves Lives

Oct 17, 2020 at 01:20 pm by WGNS

Deputies who will help motorists use the Yellow Dot program are (L-R) Sgt. Michael Rodgers, coordinator Deputy Gary Herron, Deputy Sean White, Deputy Jerah Richard and Deputy Sean Vinson.

(MURFREESBORO)  The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office encourages you to sign-up for the free "YELLOW DOT PROGRAM".  It could save your life or that of someone you love. Keeping medical information and contact emergency numbers in your vehicle can help first responders provide treatment when responding to injury crashes.

Deputy Gary Herron said, "The Tennessee Yellow Dot Program gives the first responders immediate emergency medical information, especially when motorists are hurt in a crash."

The form contains:

  • Emergency contacts.
  • Medical conditions and recent surgeries.
  • Allergies.
  • Hospital preferences.
  • Current medications.
  • Insurance.
  • Physicians.

The form also lists if the person wears contacts and if they have a do not resuscitate order.

This information and a photo of the person are stored in a yellow folder in the glove compartment of the car. Also, the person will attach a yellow dot decal to the driver’s side rear window to let first responders know the information is available. The program is for senior citizens or any driver.

First responders will have all of their information available, especially when someone is unable to talk.

Sheriffs Deputy Herron noted, “If you are in an emergency situation, the first responders have the primary contact, doctor and mediations. We don’t keep this information.”

Joining the Yellow Dot Program is free. The program is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

People may obtain the Yellow Dot materials and a photograph by contacting Sgt. Michael Rodgers at 615-904-3097 Monday through Thursdays or email him at mrodgers@rcsotn.org or Herron at gherron@rcsotn.org.