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First responders introduce Yellow Dot program

Posted at 7:25 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 10:25:03-05
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), in partnership with state and local leaders, first responders and community-minded businesses, unveiled the Nevada Yellow Dot program.  
A life-saving, traffic safety initiative, a simple Yellow Dot window decal alerts first responders to critical medical information to improve emergency care for persons involved in vehicle crashes or who suffer medical episodes on the roadway.
The event, held at the RTC’s FAST Traffic Management Center and Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command Center, stressed the importance of medical treatment within a short time following trauma, known as the golden hour. The program is the result of legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Derek Armstrong in the 2015 state legislature.
Nevada joins 22 other states nationwide who have successfully implemented the Yellow Dot program.
The kit includes:
·         Yellow Dot decal to be affixed to the rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle
·         Recent photograph, name and emergency contact information for each participant
·         Allergies or medical conditions
·         Name and contact information of the participant’s physician and preferred hospital, if any
·         Information, if any, about the participant’s health insurance.
More than 80 distribution points have been secured throughout the community, including senior, community, sports and recreation centers, family resource centers, first responder locations and RTC facilities.
For more information, click here or to request a free kit by mail, call 702-676-1754 or email YD@rtcsnv.com.