Sheriff, assemblyman help spread the word about Yellow Dot Program

Photos by Tom Rivers: Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower and State Assemblyman Steve Hawley presented the Yellow Dot Program to a group of senior citizens on Wednesday at the

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 December 2017 at 9:16 am

ALBION – Senior citizens are encouraged to put a yellow dot sticker on their vehicles. That sticker alerts first responders that there is a yellow sheet in the glove department of the vehicle detailing medical conditions and emergency contact numbers. The yellow sheet also lists medications taken by the driver.

The Yellow Dot Program is a project through the New York State Sheriffs’ Association. The program is intended to help emergency responders provide prompt care if there is an accident.

Sheriff Randy Bower encourages people to sign up for the program. The Sheriff’s Office also worked with several residents to sign up for the program during the Orleans County 4-H Fair.

“This is huge when it comes to an emergency,” Bower told senior citizens on Wednesday at the Albion Academy Apartments. “This helps us help you.”

The yellow dot sticker lets emergency responders know there is information in the glove box about the driver’s medical conditions.

The forms are available at the Sheriff’s Office at the Orleans County Public Safety Building and also through the Office for the Aging.

The program is similar to the Vial of Life program through the OFA, where a list of emergency contact information, medical conditions and medication is kept on a refrigerator.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley discusses the Yellow Dot Program with seniors. He also passed out pamphlets with safety tips for senior citizens.

Hawley will be in Corfu today to discuss the Yellow Dot Program. He will be joined by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department at 12:30 p.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Alleghany Rd.

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