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A Senior Project That Could Save Your Life
Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A senior over at Jerome High School is working a on a project that might one day save your life.
When Riley Baker was deciding what she wanted to do for her senior project, she didn't have to look far for inspiration.
Baker, whose family also works for the city of Jerome went to Jerome Fire Chief Jack Krill who gave her the idea for the "My Yellow Dot" program.
The "Yellow Dot" is designed much like an emergency response bracelet for your car.
Participants fill out a medical questionnaire form that will alert first responders to any and all medical related needs for the driver in case of an accident.
"It notifies first responders that you have emergency medical information in the glove box of your car in case you’re unconscious or unable to respond. It has all of your emergency contacts, insurance, medical conditions, medications your on... so it pretty much has all of your information." Said Rylie Baker
When you sign up for the program you are given a 2 inch sticker that you place in your rear window of your car.
That sticker will then alert the first responders about the information located in the car.
Right now the “Yellow Dot” program will only be used in the City of Jerome.
Depending on this trail period, the program could be adopted in more cities around the Magic Valley.
If you l would like to be a part of the “My Yellow Dot” program... contact Rylie Baker at 962-2846 and ask to sign up.