Yellow Dot & Vial of Life
Pinellas County’s Yellow Dot and Vial of Life programs alert first responders to your critical healthcare needs when you are seriously injured and cannot communicate that information yourself. The brochure now includes emergency pet care contact information that will enable Animal Services to contact a caregiver for your pet during an emergency. Making this information available could help save your life and the life of your pet.
All you need to do is request a kit and place an information packet in your vehicle’s glove compartment and on your refrigerator at home. The kit comes with decals for your vehicle and front door so first responders know you are a participant.
Your participation will help first responders:
- Identify who you are.
- Determine if you have a pre-existing medical condition that may inhibit you from communicating.
- Ensure that your current medications and pre-existing medical conditions are considered during decisions made about your treatment.
- Enable Animal Services to contact a caregiver for your pet during an emergency.
The information provided will only be used to help First Responders and medical personnel make decisions about your treatment. Making this information available could help save your life and the life of your pet.
Let Yellow Dot and Vial of Life speak when you can’t. Request a kit now and you should receive it in the mail within four weeks. For more information, contact Pinellas County EMS & Fire Administration at 727-582-5750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yellow Dot is for your vehicle. Display the decal in the bottom-left corner of your rear window. It alerts first responders to valuable health care information located in your glove compartment or an attached compartment on your motorcycle.
Vial of Life
Vial of Life is for your home. Post the decal at eye level on your front door to alert first responders to valuable health care information located in a plastic bag attached to the outside of your refrigerator.
The personal and medical information you have provided in this Yellow Dot/Vial of Life packet is strictly voluntary. The medical information you have voluntarily provided in this Yellow Dot/Vial of Life packet is confidential in nature. By completing and signing this packet, you voluntarily consent and agree to the disclosure of your personal and medical information only to authorized personnel of law enforcement and public safety agencies, emergency medical services agencies, and hospitals, and to the use by such personnel of your personal and medical information solely for the purposes of positively identifying you, determining whether you have a medical condition that might impede your communication, and ensuring that your current medications and preexisting medical conditions are considered when rendering you treatment, in accordance with section 316.0271, Florida Statutes.
Neither Pinellas County, nor any of its employees or agents, shall incur any liability for their reliance on the information you provide or fail to provide in this packet. By voluntarily participating in Pinellas County’s Yellow Dot Program and/or Vial of Life program, you hereby, to the full extent allowed under applicable law, release, acquit, and forever discharge Pinellas County, the Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas County, the Pinellas County EMS Authority, current and former officials, employees, and other agents of Pinellas County, from any and all actions, causes of action, claims, demands, lawsuits, damages, costs, expenses, and compensation, which are now known, or may hereafter become known, on account of, or arising out of, any injury, condition, matter, or thing which happens, develops, or occurs as a result of your voluntary participation in Pinellas County’s Yellow Dot program or Vial of Life Program, or your inclusion or exclusion of personal or medical information in this packet.