Here are some pictures with a bit of information on each unit, followed by a slideshow below of the inside of various units. On most all calls, both a Canteen and a Shelter unit are dispatched. The Canteens supply food and drink and the Shelters provide a restroom and an area to sit. Should you desire to tour our facility and our units, use the contacts page (click here) and someone will get back to you.
This is our newest unit and generally the first one out. A 2011 Freightliner chassis, it has two refrigerators and two freezers which enable us to get on the road quicker since we keep food items loaded, ready to go with the exception of a few items and, of course, personnel to man it! It also features a serve-yourself drink center on the outside for both cold and hot drinks. Since it is air-conditioned, plus has ceiling vents, it is a much more comfortable vehicle to serve from during inclement weather (high heat or extreme cold).
This is a 1988 GMC chassis and, although the oldest of the canteens currently in use, it is many times the second unit out and one preferred for close calls due to its quick efficiency of heating water, especially in colder weather.
This unit is a 1998 Freightliner, originally (for those who remember) equipped with a PTO (“Power Takeoff”) to run the electric in the canteen unit. Due to it being extremely loud, within the past couple of years, we had it renovated and the PTO was replaced with a generator. Other renovations included stainless steel counters.
This is one of two Shelter units and is a 2005 Workhorse. Our members did much of the work in building this unit with a local camping center assisting with installing tanks, a commode and a sink. There is a heated rest area as well in this unit for the emergency workers. Generally, two members man this truck.
This is the other Shelter unit and is a 1999 Chevrolet diesel. Our members did much of the work in building this unit as well, with a local camping center assisting with installing tanks, a commode and a sink. There is a heated rest area as well in this unit for the emergency workers. Generally, two members man this truck.
Last, but definitely not least, is our 2006 GMC Savana Transport van which was donated to us by the now-defunct Ladies’ Auxiliary of the North Penn Goodwill Service. This vehicle is used to transport relief members and/or supplies to the scene.