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Emergency yellow dot program


The “Yellow Dot” program is designed to assist citizens and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives during the critical “golden hour” by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves. Having this information following a crash helps first responders positively identify the person, get in touch with family or emergency contacts and ensures that the person’s current medications and pre-existing medical conditions are considered when treatment is administered for injuries. The “Yellow Dot” program is a free service provided to individuals of all ages from the Erie County Sheriff’s Dept. and kits are available in the Village of Alden Clerk’s Office for our residents.