Citizens and First Responders Working Together To Preserve The "GOLDEN HOUR" of Emergency Care -
The Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens during automobile accidents when they might not be able to communicate for themselves.
HOW DOES THE YELLOW DOT PROGRAM WORK? The four items needed are a photo, a completed personal information form, a YELLOW DOT decal, and a YELLOW DOT folder. First, a photograph is taken of the participant. The photo is later taped to the front side of the completed information sheet. The next step is to complete the form which contains the participant's information: name, address and phone number of person to contact in case of an emergency, medical history, allergies, medications and dosage taken, and names of doctors caring for the participant. A YELLOW DOT is placed in the lower left corner of the rear window (driver's side) of the participant's automobile to alert First Responders that vital medical information can be found in the glove compartment of the vehicle. The final step is to place the completed information sheet, with picture attached, into the YELLOW DOT folder and then put the folder into the glove box where first responders are trained to look when they see a YELLOW DOT in the rear window. That's all there is to it! The YELLOW DOT Program is the first of its kind in the State of Alabama. The program is a cooperative effort between Sheriff's Deputies, local Police Officers, State Troopers, Emergency Medical Services, local Fire Departments, and Senior Centers to assist our citizens in a time of need when they might not be able to help themselves. This is a FREE program. For Information and Sign up call Dale County Sheriff's Office (334)774-2335.
The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.
The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, multiple officers, countless man hours and thousands of dollars. More importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.
With Project Lifesaver the client wears a small transmitter, usually in the form of a small watch like band, that transmits a unique frequency. If the client wanders off the family or caregiver notifies the Sheriff's Office who respond to the area with specialized receivers to track the subject. The specialized receivers are able to track up to 1 mile on the ground during normal weather conditions. The Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit also has a receiver installed on an aircraft that is able to track subjects up to 10 miles away.
Average rescue time for Project Lifesaver participates is 30 minutes or less.
If you are interested in enrolling a loved one in Project Lifesaver please contact Deputy Adam Bruhn @ 334-774-2335.
Learn more about Project Lifesaver here: Project Lifesaver