Welcome from Chief Bacon


I would like to welcome you to the North Canton Fire/EMS web page. Our page contains valuable information about our department and our community. I hope you will take the time to explore the different areas and links.

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.

As an emergency provider we have an obligation and a sworn duty to deliver the very best in fire, rescue and emergency medical service available. We have been able to develop this tradition by the utilization of unique circumstances particular to our City that has allowed our activities throughout the years to be accomplished by what has been a volunteer personnel base. For a number of reasons this is no longer possible.

The demise of our primary employer has ended a daytime manpower response that was central to this concept. Our community is indebted to the commitment of our part-time Fire and EMS responders and will continue to value their contribution. However, a changing social / economic demographic has vastly reduced the availability of ‘part-time’ or ‘volunteer’ personnel, a reality exacerbated by an ever increasing demand that responders in whatever discipline be better trained to be able to employ the best methods possible with the best equipment available.


The North Canton Fire/EMS Department has improved its ISO PPC rating to a 3 after its latest evaluation; the department underwent an inspection by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) to evaluate its Public Protection Classification.

Additional Services

In addition to exceptional fire and medical services, our department prides itself in providing innovative solutions to maintain the most cost effective and community oriented customer service. Our programs are successful due to the professionally trained and dedicated department staff who implement them.

I am proud to be a part of the North Canton Fire / EMS Department and am pleased to lead such a great group of dedicated professional full-time and part-time personnel who strive to do their best to serve our community.

Please enjoy our website and should you have any questions or comments regarding the North Canton Fire/EMS Department, or have questions relating to accident, injury or fire prevention, please contact me directly at 330-499-3404; or email John Bacon to send me a message.


Chief John Bacon