TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Signal 22 Fire & Police Canteen held its annual installation dinner In Bordentown Township at Villa Mannino swearing in its new officers for 2024 over the weekend. The canteen unit also honored Trenton Fire Director Kenneth Douglas (Humanitarian Award recipient) and Trenton Firefighter Kevin Soto (Firefighter of the Year Award recipient)

Wondering what is signal 22?

The mission of the officers and members of Signal 22 is to respond to any man-made, or natural disaster and to provide proper nourishment for police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, and any other agency personnel assigned to any disaster. In furtherance of this mission, we also provide sustenance to the victims of any disaster.

signal 22 will respond to such disasters within a 70-mile radius of the City of Trenton, New Jersey. The area Signal 22 covers has a population of over 1.2 million residents. During a normal work day, that population grows to over 1.5 million people.

Signal 22 provides assorted liquids such as hot coffee, tea, cocoa; iced tea, soda, lemonade, and water. On short-term operations, we provide cold lunchmeat sandwiches, pork rolls w/ cheese, egg sandwiches, and summer sausage. Long term operations we provide assorted hot platters, such as beef stew, pasta with meat, etc.

Signal 22 also provides aid and comfort to emergency personnel. One example of this is when we take the work gloves of firefighters, EMS personnel, and police officers, on cold winter nights, warm up the gloves in the truck while emergency responders are eating, and return them warm and dry before they return to the disaster scene.

Signal 22 Canteen members are volunteers and are not paid for its services and are always looking for volunteers, if you are interested in joining you must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Drivers license for the application email [email protected]

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.