Thousands of residents have taken part in Oneida County's "Yellow Dot" program, including Clinton's Cherrywood Community.

A bright yellow sign has been posted at the entrance of Cherrywood.

"Yellow Dot" is a free program providing people with medical packets that are left in a car's glove compartment or kitchen freezer. People participating in the program are given a yellow sticker that is placed in the vehicle or home's window.

Those packets provide first responders with information used during the first hour after an emergency. Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol says the every emergency agency in the county has been trained to identify and act when they find one the stickers.

The program was started in 2002 by Connecticut's People's United Bank.