The Yellow Dot program, meant to inform emergency responders at vehicle crashes of occupants' medical conditions, was unveiled Tuesday by the Anchorage Police Department, Anchorage Fire Department and Alaska State Troopers.
"The purpose of the program is to alert law enforcement officers, and medical first responders that there is someone on the vehicle who has a medical condition," AST Director Col. Keith Mallard said during a press conference.
Participants place a sticker in the lower left corner of the rear window on the driver's side, which alerts first responders that there is a form with medical information in the glove box.
The form is simple, and people can put whatever they would like and it is not entered into any sort of database.
Medical history, prescription allergies and medical conditions should all be listed on the form.
"If you're not conscious you can't explain your situation," said Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew. "You don't want the people responding to you to not know about a medical condition."
The forms and stickers are free and available at police stations, fire departments and trooper posts across Alaska.
The program started in Connecticut, and Alaska is the 23rd state to participate.
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