Tucker Is a Yellow Dot City

Tucker is a Yellow Dot City
In December, 2013, the National Yellow Dot Program Act was introduced to assist law enforcement and emergency services personnel to efficiently gather relevant medical information in the event of a motor vehicle accident or a medical emergency in the home
The information can mean the difference between life and death in the “Golden Hour” immediately following a serious incident.
Elizabeth (Liz) Head, MPH, Deputy Director, Injury Prevention Section, Department of Public Health, invited Tucker to be among the first of Georgia to cities make the Yellow Dot Program available. The Tucker Civic Association’s Lifelong Community Committee was asked to take on the project and train residents of Tucker. The Yellow Dot Program was rolled out at Tucker Days in May, 2018. Two hundred and thirty residents signed up for the program. To date, Yellow Dot packets have been distributed to almost 500 residents of Tucker. (although not many yellow dots are seen on vehicles or house entrances). Members would

• distribute to participants a yellow sticker and a yellow folder for each motor vehicle the participant anticipates driving or riding in regularly and a blank form on which to enter medical conditions, prescriptions, and other vital information for each driver or passenger.
place the sticker in the bottom left corner of the rear window of each vehicle the participant anticipates driving or riding in regularly
place the completed form in the folder, place the folder in the glove compartment of each vehicle.
In Georgia, the Yellow Dot Program is extended to the participants’ homes, where a Yellow Dot Sticker is placed at the entrance of the home and a packet is affixed to the refrigerator..
Georgia Yellow Dot program can save resident lives by helping first responders efficiently gather medical information in the critical moments following an automobile crash or a medical emergency in the home. This can be lifesaving when a victim may be unable to communicate. Enrollment is voluntary, quick and easy.

You can help make Tucker a Yellow Dot Community. The police, fire departments, and EMTs are trained to look for the Yellow Dot. Packets are available at the Tucker Rec Center and the Tucker Cofer Library.

For more information contact

Guy Van Ort
Tucker Civic Association’s Lifelong Community Committee