New program could save a loved one in an accident
Broward County, home to a large number of Caribbean-Americans, recently launched a new program called “Yellow Dot Motorist Medical program, designed to assist Broward County residents and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle.
Broward Mayor Marty Kiar and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Fire Chief Anthony Stravino held a joint news conference on Monday, February 1 at the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Station in Fort Lauderdale to explain program details and locations where the material is available to the public.
“This program will save lives by providing vital information to first responders when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves. Enrollment in this program is voluntary, quick and easy and it’s now available in Broward County,” said Mayor Kiar.
“We support Mayor Kiar’s passion for the Yellow Dot program and recognize that any tools that can assist our responders in rendering emergency medical care will prove beneficial,” Sheriff Scott Israel said.
A Yellow Dot decal displayed on the rear windshield or in a clearly visible location on a motorcycle alerts emergency responders to look for the Yellow Dot pamphlet in the vehicle’s glove compartment. The information provided on the pamphlet is designed to help emergency responders decide how to treat a person who may be unconscious following an accident.