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Yellow Dot program could save your life

The Yellow Dot sticker can help first responders help you.

DECATUR, Ala. — Something as small as a sticker could save your life. 

The Decatur Police Department wants to make sure that you stay safe, especially in unfortunate circumstances. 

Irene Cardenas Martinez, Decatur Police Department, says that name, date, address, emergency contact, medical conditions, information like that, is what first responders need in an emergency.

Writing down this information only takes a few minutes, and it could save your life. 

The Yellow Dot kit contains a sticker, pamphlet, and notecard. Once you peel off the sticker and put it in your back windshield, all you have to do is fill out the medical information on the card and place it in your glove box. If you want, you can include a picture.

Martinez says, "The Yellow Dot Program, all you do is fill out your medical information, yor name, doctors, any medical conditions that you might be experiencing and you keep that in your glove box." 

If you get into a car accident and are unable to talk, EMS will know that your medical information is available.

The Decatur Police Department is one of the few stations in North Alabama that still carries packets. All you have to do is pick it up. Martinez says, "It's not really a registration, it's kind of just filling it out and keeping it in your car. With the holidays coming up, and more people going to be on the road, we just want people to take an extra safety measure and add it to their daily routine. 

Even if you don't live in Decatur, you can pick up a packet at the front desk of the Decatur Police Department. 

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