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Program Helps First Responders in Washington Township

"Lately a lot crashes have been severe to the point that as soon as we get there no one is able to communicate with the first responders and we are able to get the pertinent information right from the get go," said Brady.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - If you see a yellow dot in a back window of a car, in that driver's glove compartment is important information that could save their lives if ever in an accident.

"If you are ever involved in a crash and in that first golden hour you are unable to communicate with the first responders, we can simply go into your glove compartment, pull out your pamphlet, and get all your pertinent information," said Officer John Brady of the Washington Township Police Department.

Washington Township Police got on board with the program that lets residents carry medical information and emergency contacts with them on the road.

"Lately a lot crashes have been severe to the point that as soon as we get there no one is able to communicate with the first responders and we are able to get the pertinent information right from the get go," said Brady.

And for resident William Conrad, it is information that could save his life.

"Well I had two heart procedures in the past year and a half and consequently this program is like the first hours are the most important ones so if i was ever in an incident that i could get to the hospital they would recognize my situation," said Conrad. 

Because of a former heart condition, he is more prone to internal and external bleeding.

"Even if they would look into my glove compartment box, they would see the information that they need and what needs to be done immediately, especially if I was bleeding," said Conrad.

He says this program is just the safety precaution that he and his wife need to be safe on the roads. \

The Yellow Dot Program is an effort with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the State Police and the State's Turnpike Commission.

You can sign up for the program by clicking here

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