The Miami County Traveling Lions Club and Miami County EMS are partnering in service.  After participating in the Miami County Traveling Lions Club health fair, Battalion Chief Matt Gamblin contacted Lions member Michele Hufferd to partner the EMS Vial of Life program with the Lions Yellow Dot program.  Chief Gamblin thought the two programs would be a perfect fit together, says Hufferd, and she agreed.

The Kansas Lions Yellow Dot kit contains medical information that is placed in a vehicle glove box inside a yellow envelope.  It has a yellow sticker that is affixed to the lower rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle.  People who have a medical condition that could impair them while driving may benefit from this program offered by the Miami County Traveling Lions Club, and now Miami County EMS.  This information aids emergency personnel in the event of a vehicle accident, allowing them to get medical help faster.  The Kansas Yellow Dot Program has been in Kansas since 2004 and is recognized by emergency personal statewide.

The Vial of L.I.F.E. is a program supported by Miami County EMS and Auten Pharmacy to help assist Miami County EMS in obtaining vital medical information during an emergency.  The program consists of a vial that contains a full size medical form, a wallet size form, and a label. The medical form is to be completed by you, and once completed, placed back in the vial. The vial is then placed on the top shelf in the door of your refrigerator. The label included is designed to be displayed prominently on your front door. This label will notify responding emergency personnel that additional information will be available.

The Yellow Dot Kit can be obtained from the Miami County Traveling Lions in Louisburg by calling Michele at 913-837-2807, or by calling the Miami County EMS at 913-294-5010.  The Vial of L.I.F.E. may be obtained from Auten Pharmacy in Osawatomie at 913-755-4111, or Miami County EMS in Paola. 

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