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Posted August 2, 2017 | 1:33 PM

County to Demo Lifesaving Yellow Dot Program, Aug. 3

Critical Tool Gives Drivers a Voice, Provides Information to First Responders

Hillsborough County, Fla. (August 2, 2017) - Hillsborough County officials and Fire Rescue first responders will celebrate the launch of the Yellow Dot Program by demonstrating a live extrication using the program at the Public Safety Operations Complex on Thursday, August 3 at 10 a.m.

Championed by Commissioner Lesley "Les" Miller, Jr. and passed by the Board of County Commissioners earlier this year, the Yellow Dot Program is a critical tool that gives drivers a voice when they are seriously injured following a traffic crash, and alerts first responders to valuable health care information located in your glove compartment. The information can potentially save lives by helping first responders:

  • Identify who you are
  • Determine if you have a pre-existing medical condition that may inhibit you from communicating
  • Ensure that your current medications and pre-existing medical conditions are considered during decisions made about your treatment
    Residents can pick up a Yellow Dot sticker and medical information form at any Hillsborough County fire station or library. For more information, visit HCFLGov.net/YellowDot or contact Hillsborough County Fire Rescue at (813) 272-6600.

WHAT: Yellow Dot Program Kickoff and Demonstration
WHEN: Thursday, August 3 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Public Safety Operations Complex, 9450 E. Columbus Drive

Note to Media: A Fire Rescue extrication team will perform a live demonstration following remarks from Hillsborough County officials. Parking for media vehicles will be available in front of the main building. For planning purposes and to accommodate enough space, please let us know if you plan on attending.

Media Contact:
Kara Walker
Communications & Digital Media
Office (813) 272-6699; Cell (813) 728-1447

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