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Chicago Police officer injured in crash 12-31-12

The Chicago Tribune reported:

A police officer responding to a burglary call was injured in a traffic crash in the Logan Square neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said.

The officer, whose age and sex were not released by police, was in a squad car that collided with another vehicle near Sacramento Avenue and George Street about 1:15 p.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman said. Zala did not have details on the officer’s injuries but said no one else was injured in the crash.

Tim Olk went to the accident site and submitted images from the scene.

A Chicago Police officer and a civilian were both injured in a crash this afternoon in Logan Square.

A Chicago Police officer and a civilian were both injured in a crash this afternoon in Logan Square. Tim Olk photo

A Chicago Police officer and a civilian were both injured in a crash this afternoon in Logan Square.

The Chicago Police officer that was driving this unit was taken by the CFD to an area hospital. Tim Olk photo

A Chicago Police officer and a civilian were both injured in a crash this afternoon in Logan Square.

A Chicago Police SUV is shown on top of a parked car after a collision with a vehicle and the impacting a tree. Tim Olk photo

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Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

The Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show is taking place this weekend. Steve Redick stopped by this morning and submitted a few images of units that are being displayed.

Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

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Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Steve Redick photo

Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Steve Redick photo

Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show NIPAS armored vehicle

Steve Redick photo

Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show antique fire engine

Steve Redick photo

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Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

The 14th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Saturday, August 6, 2011

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The 14th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm in Mooseheart, IL, “The Child City”, located at Rt. 31 and Mooseheart Rd. just north of North Aurora, IL. Vehicle registration opens at 8 am and the show opens to the public at 10 am. The event is free to the public and offers many exciting demonstrations by area public safety providers and organizations.

Show vehicle pre-registration is free by fax or mail ($20 day of show). Form available HERE

Information on the weekend events as well as maps and hotel info is available HERE

The Lights and Sirens Parade & Emergency Vehicle Cruise Night will be held Friday, August 5, 2011. Parade staging begins at 6:30 pm at the Tinsletown Theater on Rt. 31 in North Aurora, IL. The parade begins at 7 pm sharp and arrives to kick-off the North Aurora Days festival at Clocktower Plaza at Oak St. and Randall Rd., North Aurora, IL. Our emergency vehicles are then staged in a safe area where we can enjoy an Emergency Vehicle Cruise Night and partake in the many amenities the festival has to offer.

The Lights & Sirens Caravan to the Lake in the Hills Police Department’s Lights & Sirens Parade and National Night Out Against Crime Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show will take place Sunday, August 7, 2011. The escorted caravan departs at 9 am from the Clocktower Plaza, Oak St. and Randall Rd., North Aurora, IL. The LITH PD’s Lights & Sirens Parade kicks off at 10 am. At the end of the parade route our emergency vehicles are staged together at their Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. For the past 3 years they have been a wonderful host and really value our participation. They even shifted their date back a week this year so that we could continue to participate. The event funds their police Explorer program which we collect a donation for.

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NIPAS Heavy Rescue

As mentioned in an earlier post HERE, the NIPAS EST is awaiting the arrival of their new Pierce Velocity heavy rescue unit. Bill Friedrich has forwarded several images of the new unit.

NIPAS EST Pierce Velocity rescue

Driver's side view of the new heavy rescue for the NIPAS EST.

NIPAS EST Pierce Velocity rescue

The officer's side view of the new NIPAS EST rescue

NIPAS EST Pierce Velocity rescue

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