Yellow Dot Program



Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during that first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency. A Yellow Dot in the driver's-side rear window of your vehicle will alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment.



How Yellow Dot Works


The Yellow Dot kit contains a personal information card and a Yellow Dot decal.
1. Complete both sides of the personal information card as fully as possible, in pencil. Attach a recent photo of yourself and place it in a visible location in your car’s glove compartment.
2. Complete one card for each person who regularly occupies the vehicle. See below to request additional medical information forms.
3. Place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window to alert first responders to look in the glove compartment for your medical information.
4. Update the card annually yourself or bring it to your annual medical check-up. If you sell your car, remove the Yellow Dot sticker.


Use Yellow Dot at Home


A Yellow Dot kit can also be used to alert those who respond to an emergency in your home. Simply place a Yellow Dot decal on or beside your front door and place a completed card for each occupant in a clear plastic freezer bag and place in a visible location in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator.


Request a Yellow Dot Kit


Yellow Dot kits are available for free by going to the New York State Sheriff’s Association Website at:


A town resident has been very involved in having our seniors and others sign up for this program and wanted each of you to know of its existence and asks that we look for the yellow dot at car accidents and at homes.


This looks like a pretty good program that can be beneficial to all.

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Want to help your community, get the highest level of training and make some great new friends? Why not join the Camillus Volunteer Fire Department? We offer you a chance to do something honorable, exciting and rewarding while helping your neighbors in their times of need.

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We provide you with everything required and we will train you at no cost. All you have to do is call or stop by today. We will do the rest. It's that easy. We offer a retirement package to all active members, gym membership, certifed training from some of the areas best instructors, use of our facilites such as our bunk rooms, living quarters, work-out room, event hall and other privileges reserved for members. And, you get the chance to make a huge difference in our community and in your life. You'll also make some of the best friends you'll ever have.

Being a volunteer firefighter is not a destination, it's a journey that you will cherish once joining the ranks. We consider ourselves volunteer professionals and pride ourselves on maintaining a highly effective highly motivated firefighting and rescue force. You do not have to live in the Camillus Fire district to join. We accept out of district applicants that have a desire to volunteer some time.

There are many jobs for volunteers, not just fire fighting. We offer a variety of positions within the company as well as flexible volunteer shifts. We will work with you. Don't hesitate to come be a part of a growing team of everyday people like yourself. People serving the community, giving something back. If you like action, team work, and challenges and this sounds like your calling, give the Camillus FD a call at 672-9207.  Come in and fill out an application, take a tour and see for yourself first hand. Come be a part of a great team of men and women working towards a common goal.

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For more information you can drop by on Engine 94 Mondays.  We have a standby crew that assists with mutual aid to Western area dispatches.  Come ask to see our building, rigs or just ask questions!

You can also ask about membership by calling Chief Doug Groesbeck at 506-9529.

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