Yellow Dot Sign-Up Continues
The Rotaract Club at Sandhills Community College distributed information on the Yellow Dot Program in Moore County at the college's recent Safety Day.
The 25 Rotaract Club members will be hosting a "sign-up" day at the college in the Boyd Library (Teresa Wood Reading Room), Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. This date will allow a Saturday sign-up for those that are unable to sign up at one of the five fire stations from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in vehicle crashes or other roadside medical emergencies when they might not be able to communicate for themselves. It is a free program to any resident.
When a participant goes to a Yellow Dot sign-up location, the process is quick and simple: a photo is taken, the Yellow Dot medical information sheet is filled out by the participant and the photo attached to the sheet, the Yellow Dot decal is placed in the left rear window of the vehicle, and the information in placed in a Yellow Dot folder in the glove box of the car.
"The Moore County Fire Chief's Association, the Department of Public Safety, Sheriff's Department and Police Chiefs Association, FirstHealth of the Carolinas and the Rotary Club of the Sandhills urge you to take advantage of this program," says a spokesman. "With the Yellow Dot decal on the vehicle, this will alert first responders to vital information in the gove compartment that will help get medical attention as quickly as possible after a vehicle crash or other roadside emergency."
Another Saturday sign-up events is planned for the Holly Arts Fair in Pinehurst on Oct. 20.
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