October 10, 2017, Canton, MI – This week the Fire Department is completing final training and will begin using their new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). 43 new units were purchased with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant awarded to Canton in the amount of $256,182.
SCBA’s are a critical piece of equipment as they provide a steady stream of air allowing firefighters to access smoke-filled buildings for search & rescue and firefighting purposes. The new SCBA’s meet current National Fire Protection Agency certifications, and include built-in thermal imaging cameras—a significantly enhanced vision feature.
The Fire Department is continually seeking out grant funding opportunities to replace and upgrade their tools and equipment as needed.