Published: Dec 01, 2010 3:46 AM EST
Updated: Dec 01, 2010 12:46 AM EST

PUNTA GORDA, Fla - A life saving program in Charlotte County is getting an upgrade.

The County's Red Dot program is now on-line. Fire responders will now be able to view a medical history in real-time instead of having to wait to arrive at a scene.

It will also give 911 dispatcher an opportunity to give advance warning of a situation deputies or paramedics or about to encounter. Some 6,000 people are registered in the program.

Its also free of charge to residents.