Independent Hose Company Places New Canteen 1 into Service today
By Member Joyce Shry
January 25, 2024

Independent Hose Company is pleased to announce the new Canteen 1 is going in service Thursday January 25, 2024 at 1900 hours.

This unit is a 2023 Freightliner Diesel chassis with a 20' box. 40 KW, 150 Amp, 3 phase, diesel generator, (total electric kitchen). 3 roof top mounted heating and A/C units. The interior is all commercial grade with a freezer, refrigerator, 4 burner stove, 24" grill. A self serve, coffee ,hot water, cold drinks and snacks area is available from the outside service area. Vehicle has a self leveling system, plus manual leveling system. Vehicle also has a full commercial hood and duct extinguishing system, A,B,C and K. This unit was manufactured by Custom Mobile Food Equipment in Hammonton NJ.

The Independent Hose Company would like to thank all County Corporations and DFRS who have supported and continue to support canteen services in Frederick County.


Brian Grossnickle
Fire Chief
Independent Hose Company