Whatcom County Emergency Medical Services has launched a new community outreach program, called the Autism Awareness Program for Public Safety Responders. Free stickers have been created for the public. With greater awareness, these stickers can help alert EMS, Fire, and Police responders that they may encounter a patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when responding to an emergency. We want parents of children with Autism to pick up the stickers and place them somewhere first responders will notice, such as cars or on the door of a person's room.
Rider Alert Program
The Ride Alert Cards are placed inside a rider’s motorcycle, bicycle, ATV, or ski helmets and contain vital, life-saving information, emergency contact, and important medical history. When EMS, Fire, Police, or Ski Patrol arrive on the scene of an accident, a one-inch round sticker on the outside of the helmet will indicate that the rider has the Rider Alert Card. The sticker also warns bystanders not to remove the helmet, which could prevent further injury.