The Canton Fire Department, also known as Innes Hose Company, offers a range of emergency management and medical services. The department has been in operation since 1882 and is an independent agency. It serves an area of more than 195 square miles and has over 145 members. The department responds to nearly 400 fire- and rescue-related calls annually. The Canton Fire Department maintains a fleet of trucks, tankers and pumpers. The department provides online information related to fire prevention and safety. The Canton Fire Department accepts donations from individual sand institutions. The department responds to a variety of vehicle accidents and fire emergencies.