Local rescue squad launches Safety with Stickers initiative

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RINER, Va. (WDBJ7) - A local rescue squad has launched a new program to better serve their community.

Riner Volunteer Rescue Squad has printed stickers they said could help ease some of the chaos during an emergency.

Right now, there are four different kinds and will help crews identify if a person is diabetic, deaf, autistic, or has dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Crews want you to stick them either on your front door or somewhere visible inside your home, that way they can better respond to an emergency.

"It's just going to give us early recognition that way we can approach and handle the emergency with calmness and an appropriate demeanor for the situation," Deputy Chief Logan Underwood said.

After giving out the stickers the rescue squad will also make a note in its database that there is an individual with a disability at the home. This way they can always be prepared when responding to a call.

The Rescue Squad said anyone interested in getting a sticker can contact them through their Facebook page.