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Sheriff’s Yellow Dot Program will save lives

In an effort to better serve and protect the citizens of Cayuga County, Sheriff Dave Gould is offering the Yellow Dot Program. A joint effort of The New York State Sheriffs’ Association and over 30 county sheriffs, the program launched in 30 counties across the state this week. Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency. “When you can’t speak for yourself, Yellow Dot can speak for you” said Peter Kehoe, Executive Director of the Sheriffs’ Association.The Yellow Dot kit contains a medical information card and a Yellow Dot decal. Participants complete the card, attach a recent photo, place it in the glove compartment of their vehicle, and place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window.First responders arriving at the scene of an emergency will be alerted by the Yellow Dot decal to look for the medical information card in the glove compartment. “This is a proven program that will surely save lives in Cayuga County. We are so proud to be able to offer it to our great citizens,” said Sheriff Gould. Funded by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, the Yellow Dot Program is a free service available to individuals of all ages. Yellow Dot kits are available at the Security Desk in the Cayuga County Office Building, 160 Genesee Street, 1st Floor, Auburn. You can also have a kit mailed to you by visiting www.nysheriffs.org/yellowdot.

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