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A new-life saving program has been launched in Genesee County. Yellow Dot is its name, it’s free program designed to help first responders react appropriately when a person is in an accident and cannot speak for themselves.

Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha said everyone can benefit from the program.

“What this does is it allows people to list the medications they’re on. There is a form that they complete that they can place in their glove box of their car in case they are involved in an accident where they can’t communicate, the first responder whether it be police, fire or ambulance services can get this information and find our what medications people are on,” said Maha.

Motorists will also receive a small “Yellow Dot” to put on their car so responders know that they’re enrolled in the program.

County residents can sign-up by calling the Sheriff’s Office at 345-3000 ext: 3510 or at their local fire department. 

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