Today, September 12, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department launched its newest public safety initiative, the Yellow Dot Program. This free program is designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the “golden hour” after a vehicle crash or emergency. Participants place a Yellow Dot decal in their vehicle’s rear window to alert first responders to check the vehicle’s glove compartment for vital medical information.
To participate, residents can visit their nearest Fairfax County fire station and ask for a Yellow Dot Program kit. The Yellow Dot Program kit contains a personal information booklet and a Yellow Dot decal. Complete both sides of the booklet as fully as possible. Filling the booklet out in pencil will allow you to update the booklet as information changes. Attach a current photo of yourself and place the booklet in the glove compartment. Place the Yellow Dot Program decal in the lower left corner of your rear windshield, no higher than three inches from the bottom.
For questions regarding the Yellow Dot Program, please contact the Office of Public Affairs and Life Safety Education at 703.246.3801.