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.