Canton Station: Town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department 14 Canton Springs Rd, Canton, CT06019 With roots dating back to 1943, the Canton Station remains an integral part of the town's Volunteer Fire and EMS…More Department. Home to Engine 1 and Ladder 2, approximately a dozen firefighters call the station home. In addition to responding to fires and other emergencies, those at the station, like all those in Canton, maintain strong ties to the community. Responsible for paying for the mortgage on its own building, the station's major fundraiser is the annual late-summer Lobsterfest.
Responding to the unique needs and relative remoteness of North Canton, residents in the area founded their own fire…More department in 1944. Today, the station houses Engine 6 and Tanker 7 carry a combined 4,000 gallons of water in an area that can prevent firefighting challenges due to lack of hydrants and the presence of many wooded areas.
Although part of the town's volunteer fire and EMS department, North Canton, like other stations, retains a certain amount of independence, being responsible for the building and payment of its own station. Circa 2006, the association built a new fire station designed to carry existing apparatus, allow room for growth and fit in with the area's architecture.
The department raises funds in a variety of ways, the most notable being its well-recognized The Little Red Phone Book™, published in conjunction with the Canton Lions Club.