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Fire Department

Chief Thomas GarraGreetings from the Canton Fire Department!

As Chief, I would first like to say thanks for those citizens of Canton, Ohio who have supported the fine men and women of the fire service. Our dedicated personnel spend countless hours in training in order to provide the best service to those in need. We welcome anyone or group who would like to meet firefighter/paramedics and tour a station. If this is your desire, please call our Administration Building to arrange a tour. Please note, that at anytime, our firefighters could be called to respond to an emergency during the tour.

Chief Thomas Garra
Canton Fire Department

Firefighter / Paramedic Recruitment

A test has been scheduled for May 18th, 2019. Please click the Fire Test banner above to get a PDF with information and an application form to turn in to Civil Service so that you can take the test.

Fire Prevention Bureau

Feel free to email any Fire Prevention questions to .

You literally have the power to save a life in your hands. More than 70% of cardiac arrests occur in a home or residential setting, so the person you may save is likely to be someone you love. The American Heart Association can help. Find a CPR course near you.

Canton Alerts ProviderSign up for Canton Alerts!, sometimes called the 'Stark County Emergency Notification System' or 'Reverse 9-1-1'.

Not all telephone numbers are available to public entities, such as the City of Canton, so if you would like to receive these 'Canton Alerts!' on any telephone number, especially unlisted numbers or your mobile phone, you need to sign up.

In the News...

Fire Department's 2017 New Hires
The City of Canton's Fire Department had three new hires sworn-in.
By Cheif Thomas Garra
Posted: Apr 3, 2017

The City of Canton's Fire Department Swore-in the following new hires: Steven Pennington from Canal Fulton, Andrew Lidderdale from Magnolia, and Kenneth Archer from Munroe Falls.

They were hired today at 1100 and sworn-in by Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei.

Present also were Safety Director Andrea Perry, Civil Service Director Sam Sliman, Division Chief Akbar Bennett, Battalion Chief Dan Reed, Councilman James Babcock, and friends and families.

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