Fire / EMS
About the Department
The North Canton Fire / EMS Department proudly provides exceptional fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical response services to our community in the most cost effective way possible. As firefighters and EMS personnel, we are committed to protecting the quality of life and the safety of our citizens and visitors by quickly responding to fire, rescue, medical, and environmental incidents, and by providing first-rate public fire education and fire-safety inspections. Planning for emergency response and comprehensive training are also an important part of our department’s efforts to save lives and protect property.
Station 1 - Fire Division
Station 1 is located at 300 North Main Street. It houses the Administration Offices, Fire Bureau Offices, and Fire Division apparatus. Station 1 is manned Monday through Friday, by full-time staff of a Chief, a Battalion Chief, two Fire Prevention Bureau Inspectors, and by 3 part-time Firefighters / EMS personnel. Saturdays Station 1 is manned by two part-time firefighters and EMS personnel.
There are “on call” personnel who respond from home or activities, to assist the station staff Monday through Friday. On weekends, when there is a Station 1 emergency, all personnel respond from their activities to the station, and then respond to the emergency in the Fire Trucks.
Station 2 - EMS Building
Two Advanced Life Support Ambulances, a fire engine, and a chase vehicle are presently housed at Station 2, located at 345 7th Street NE.
The North Canton Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, is staffed 24 hours a day and responds to emergency EMS and Fire calls with 12 full-time paramedics and 8 part-time paramedics.
The North Canton Fire Department has a Rescue Task Force team of EMS personnel to assist police with potentially hazardous situations.