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'Yellow Dot' program information

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'Yellow Dot' program information

"Yellow Dot" for drivers is a potentially life-saving program developed to give  first-responders and other emergency personnel access to vital information about a vehicle's occupants.

A decal on the driver's side rear window alerts responders to the Yellow Dot packet in a vehicle's glove compartment; the packet should include personal and medical information, such as allergies, medications, emergency contacts, and more.

For more information about this program and to register, go to yellowdotme.org, or visit one of these kick-off locations on Saturday, Oct. 13, between 9 a.m and 2 p.m.:

• Scarborough Public Safety Building, 246 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough; contact Officer Tim Barker, 883-6361.

• Southern Maine EMS, 474 Riverside Industrial Parkway, Portland; Director Marc Minkler, 741-2790.

• Portland Fire and Police, Hadlock Field, Portland; police Lt. Janine Roberts, fire Capt. John Brady.

• Yarmouth Fire Department, 178 North Road, Yarmouth; Chief Michael Robitaille, 846-2410.

• South Portland Public Safety, 30 Anthorne St., South Portland; Chief Guimond, 799-3314, Officer Robert Libby, 799-5511 ext. 7422, robeli@southportland.org.

• Falmouth Police Department, 2 Marshall Drive, Falmouth; Sgt. George Savidge, 781-2300, ext. 5231.

• Scarborough Wal-Mart, 500 Gallery Drive, Scarborough; manager Jeff Vaillancourt, 885-5567.

• Brunswick Wal-Mart, 15 Tibbetts Drive, Brunswick; manager Tag Martin, 725-0773.

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The Yellow Dot decal affixed to a car window identifies participants in the Yellow Dot program.