New logo approved for Crown Point emergency vehicles
BY CARRIE NAPOLEON Post-Tribune correspondent September 25, 2013 4:35PM
This new logo for emergency vehicles was approved by the Crown Point Board of Public Works and Safety. It is intended to make the vehicles more visible and the agency more identifiable among first responders at a scene. | Provided
Updated: October 28, 2013 7:12AM
CROWN POINT — Emergency Management Agency vehicles are getting a new look.
Wednesday, the Crown Point Board of Public Works and Safety approved a new logo proposed by director Kelly Miller to make vehicles more visible and the agency more identifiable among first responders at a scene.
“For the past 20-30 years the department always just used the shoulder patch emblem,” Miller said. “It is very small, non-reflective and hard to identify who we are.”
The new logo uses the historic Crown Point Court House to help set the department apart and clearly identify members as Crown Point Emergency Management Agency, Miller said. It also improves safety for responders since the logo is reflective and increases visibility.
Red and white stripes also will be added to the vehicles to further increase visibility.
“I think it’s a great idea to identify EMA from other first responders,” said Keith Stevens, chief of staff and a former police officer himself.
Miller said the department will put the logo first on vehicles it intends to keep in the fleet long-term. Vehicles expected to be retired soon will not be changed, to keep costs down. Miller said EMA does have the money in its budget to begin the logo switch and will continue to do so as the budget permits.
The new logo also will go on T-shirts and other gear as it is ordered. Miller said two former team members who are no longer with EMA designed the logo for the department.