Yellow Dot Program
The Bergen County Yellow Dot Program
Bergen County’s Yellow Dot Program is an emergency medical program that is designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical care after a car accident or other emergency. Moreover, obtaining an unresponsive patients’ medical information is an extremely difficult task for first responders. Therefore, pasting Bergen County’s Yellow Dot Decal in the rear window (or rear bumper) of your vehicle will alert first responders that key medical information is in your vehicle’s the glove compartment.
How Does this Program Work?
The Yellow Dot Kit contains the Bergen County Yellow Dot Pamphlet and decal.
Complete the Yellow Dot Pamphlet as completely as possible. Attach a recent photo of yourself and paste in the box under your name and sex.
- Complete 1 pamphlet for each person who regularly occupies the vehicle
- Place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window or rear bumper to alert first responders to look in the glove compartment for your medical information in the case of a car accident
- Update the pamphlet annually or bring it to your annual medical check-up. If you sell your car, remove the Yellow Dot decal and add it to your new vehicle (if you purchased one)
Bergen County’s Yellow Dot Program began in Ramsey NJ in 2017 after it was established by Vishaal Nayagam and the first responders of the Borough. Since then, it has spread to the neighboring towns of the County. Outside of Bergen County, the Yellow Dot Program has been established in counties across the nation, from Alabama to Oregon.