The Red Dot Program is way for you to share your medical history with emergency responders before an emergency occurs.
When you dial 911, firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement arrive and begin providing emergency care. They also start asking you or your family members what seems like a tremendous amount of questions.
- What is your Medical History?
- What Medications do you take? Amount or dose? When?
- Do you have any Allergies?
- Do you have a DNRO, (Do Not Resuscitate Order) or Advanced Directives?
- Who are your emergency contacts?
During an emergency, you may not be able to communicate or remember all of your information? Emergency responders need this important information to care for you as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Charlotte County Fire & EMS, Punta Gorda Fire Department, Englewood Fire Department,Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, and the Punta Gorda Police Department recognize this problem and it is why the Red Dot Medical Information Program was created. This quick and easy Red Dot Medical Information Form is filled out before an emergency occurs. Red Dot packets can be picked up at the headquarters of all our partnering agencies listed above.