Yellow Dot Program Provides First Responders with Important Information

Yellow Dot packets are now available. Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency.

The Yellow Dot kit contains a medical information card and a Yellow Dot decal. Participants complete the card, attach a recent photo, place it in the glove compartment of their vehicle and place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window. First responders arriving at the scene of an emergency will be alerted by the Yellow Dot decal to look for the medical information card in the glove compartment.yllowdotwindowdecal

Funded by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, the Yellow Dot Program is a free service available to individuals of all ages. In Erie County, Yellow Dot kits will be available at all Erie County Sheriff’s substations, pharmacies, senior centers, Erie County Legislature, and DMV offices. For information about the Yellow Dot Program, or to schedule a community presentation, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 716-858-6299 or contact Legislator Lynne Dixon at 716-858-8671. Additional information is available at or email


Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm