Keystone Emergency Vehicles

Two Ambulances Are Better Than One

Need A Medical Transport? Palmerton Says We Will Take Two!


Earlier in the month Palmerton Community Ambulance purchased a new Ford E350 Type III from KEV, today they placed an order for another 2021 Ford E350 Type III Ambulance. Thank you for your business!


Palmerton Ambulance Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality pre-hospital care. We recognize that each patient has individual needs which comprise the total person and we have the responsibility to assist patients with their healthcare needs. We support a positive work environment.


  • Respect: We support the intentional affirmation that all human beings are gifted with life and uniqueness and deserve to be treated with dignity.
  • Integrity: We create and maintain an atmosphere of trust, honesty, sincerity, and unshakable professional ethics.
  • Compassion: We support the individualized caring and comforting offered as healthcare providers. We listen with sensitivity to others viewpoints, making every effort to hear rather than to judge, and using tact and diplomacy to resolve conflict.
  • Professionalism: We accept the challenge and responsibility to maintain the highest standard of excellence in Emergency Medical Services. We continually strive to determine and meet the needs of those we serve and measure our performance.


The History of The Palmerton Community Ambulance Association

Established in 1945, the Palmerton Community Ambulance was first housed at the “Old” West End Fire Company located in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. The building, till this point, was owned by the New Jersey Zinc Company, a cornerstone company for the small town.

In the late 60’s and early 70’s, two ambulances were purchased; one being stationed at the Palmerton Borough and the other at the West End Fire Company.

In 1972, Palmerton Ambulance incorporated, becoming a Community Non-Profit ambulance association.

In 1981, the Palmerton Ambulance Association bought Sander’s Colonial Oldsmobile Car Dealership, located on 501 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton.

Over the years following the purchase, the building went through renovations to accommodate two ambulances, allowing for the first time all ambulances and volunteers to be housed under the same roof.

In 1985, two new ambulances were purchased. Before this point, the Palmerton Community Ambulance was only operated by hard working local volunteers. Following the purchase, two full time Emergency Medical Technicians were hired to create the first paid emergency 8am to 4pm crew in Carbon County.

In 1998, the first para-transit van was purchased to be used for non-emergency wheelchair and stretcher transports. 1999, the old Palmerton Ambulance building was torn down and completely renovated between 1999 and 2000; all of the hard work, pain, and sweat, had finally paid off.

The Palmerton Ambulance building now facilitates a seven truck, four bay garage, spacious crew, storage, and computer rooms, multiple offices, male and female sleeping quarters, and a rentable wedding hall with kitchen, which is the current location for the Palmerton Senior Center.


Duffield VFD


Another one of our stock Type 1 ambulances on a Chevrolet 4×4 Diesel has been delivered to a very excited customer! Thank you for your business!

2019 Chevrolet K3500 4×4 chassis powered by a Duramax 6.6L Diesel engine, Type I ambulance with 68″ module headroom, 146″ Module length, CPR seat, LED warning lights

General Motors offers a wide variety of platforms that are ready to be upfitted as emergency vehicles. Chevrolet and GMC both offer models that simplify the upfit† process to help get your organization on the road and providing assistance to people as quickly as possible.

General Motors offers a wide variety of platforms that are ready to be upfitted as emergency vehicles. Chevrolet and GMC both offer models that simplify the upfit† process to help get your organization on the road and providing assistance to people as quickly as possible.


– Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo/GMC Savana 3500 Cargo

– Chevrolet Express 3500 Cutaway/GMC Savana 3500 Cutaway

– Chevrolet Express 4500 Cutaway/GMC Savana 4500 Cutaway

– Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Chassis Cab/GMC Sierra 3500 HD Chassis Cab

– Chevrolet Silverado 4500 HD Chassis Cab

– Chevrolet Silverado 5500 HD Chassis Cab

– Chevrolet Silverado 6500 HD Chassis Cab


The Type I
The Type I ambulance is one of the most recognizable vehicles in the business. This Type I ambulance design is based on the chassis of a heavy truck. What sets it apart from others is that has a square patient compartment and is mounted on a truck-like chassis. A Type I is often heavy duty and has extra cargo capacity.

These ambulance type vehicles are typically used for Advanced Life Support (sometimes referred to as Mobile Intensive Care Units). Along with that they are also used for rescue work.

The Type II
The Type II ambulance vehicles are built onto a commercial van chassis. The roof is often raised to give personnel room to work. They also have a secondary air conditioning unit for the rear.

These ambulances are focused on safety and are often used to navigate cramped city streets where larger ambulances would not be able to easily fit. The patient compartment is not separate from the driving compartment which can make the operating space more cramped. However, the superb fuel efficiency makes them a good choice for longer transports.

For those needing a transport vehicle for Basic Life Support, the Type II ambulance is the ideal mode of carrying. The Type II ambulance can also be used for fewer routine scenarios like rescue work.

The Type III
The Type III ambulance class has a square patient compartment much like the Type I ambulance, but it is mounted on a cutaway van chassis. This gives it a more integrated area between the patient compartment and cab.

These ambulance types have more room for equipment and are commonly used in Advanced Life Support (ALS) situations just like the Type I ambulances. They can be used for specific assignments in chemical plants, airports, oil refineries, or other places where extra storage for equipment is necessary.

Considering a remount ambulance? Contact our Sales Department at 717-292-7977


Susquehanna Valley EMS Delivery

NEW DELIVERY – 2019 Ford E350 Osage Remount

Susquehanna Valley EMS remounted Osage box on a new 2019 Ford E350 chassis.

For more than 50 years, Susquehanna Valley EMS has been delivering the highest quality of emergency and non-emergency medical care to the residents of Lancaster County. Starting as a volunteer service in 1966, and then merging with other EMS agencies, SVEMS has grown to be one of the largest EMS organizations in the county, as well as in Pennsylvania. In June 2017, we expanded our services to the residents in Hallam Borough, Hellam Township and Wrightsville Borough in York County.

Susquehanna Valley EMS has a passion for providing exceptional patient care, and for making a positive difference in people’s lives, every day. We provide unparalleled, compassionate care by using the latest life-saving techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.

Susquehanna Valley EMS is the proud recipient of the 2017 American Heart Association Gold Plus Award for measures taken to improve the treatment of patients who experience serve heart attacks and strokes. Only 1% of the EMS organizations in the United States receive this award.

SVEMS provides Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support to more than 13 municipalities in Lancaster County and to three municipalities in York County. We have five stations and an administrative headquarters conveniently located in Lancaster County, and one station located in York County. Our prompt response times, concern and dedication has helped to make us one of the premier EMS providers in the region.




Keystone Emergency Vehicles recently delivered a Frontline Type III Ambulance to Hanover Area Fire & Rescue Commission in Hanover, PA

Unit Features:

Ford E350 Frontline M1 Type III Ambulance

Side entry door

Hinged walk through to front cab from rear

Outside compartments for backboard and large items

Locking cabinet space in box

Captain’s chair

Portable O2

HVAC system

LED interior lighting

Scene lighting

LED warning lights

Electronic siren

Ferno Cot and Stat Trac Cot Mount

About the Hanover Area Fire & Rescue Commission: On February 1st 2018, the Hanover Fire Department and Penn Township Department of Fire & Rescue were officially merged into one entity, known as Hanover Area Fire & Rescue. The merged Department operates under the Hanover Area Fire & Rescue Commission. This Commission consists of two representatives of Council of the Borough of Hanover, two representatives of the Board of Commissioners of Penn Township, one representative of Penn Township Volunteer Emergency Services,one representative of the Hanover Fire Department volunteer companies, and one local business person.

On April 14th 2018, Penn Township Volunteer Emergency Services, Eagle Fire Company #2, and Clearview Fire Company #3, held their first meeting as a merged volunteer company; Hanover Area Volunteer Fire & Rescue. They intent to provide the volunteer component of one of the most progressive fire departments in the area. Coupling the 10-12 dependable volunteer responders with a career staff consisting of 30 firefighters, and some 40 Emergency Medical Service providers, Hanover Area Fire & Rescue will be providing the highest quality service to the citizen of Hanover Borough and Penn Township

Keystone Emergency Vehicles is a Division of Fire Line Equipment, LLC. Located in New Holland, PA; Keystone Emergency Vehicles is Pennsylvania’s Dealer of Choice for Wheeled Coach and Frontline Type I, Type II, Type III and MAV ambulances. Fire Line Equipment, LLC is Your Central Pennsylvania E-ONE Dealer for Sales, Service, Parts, Refurbishment and Used Fire Trucks.


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