March 22, 2021, Canton, MI – This week firefighters began running operations out of their new Fire Station No. 2, located on Warren Road, just west of Haggerty Road.
The new building replaces the original Station No. 2 built in the early 1970’s, and will continue to serve the northeast section of Canton. The new, larger facility is expected to improve service levels in the area with the capability of housing two additional firefighters who will staff a second ambulance running out of the location.
Other features of the new station include a decontamination area for firefighters to wash up before entering the station after potentially harmful exposures; a turnout gear extractor to wash cancer-causing carcinogens off of gear exposed to smoke and fire; and an updated plymovent system that removes exhaust fumes from fire apparatus moving in and out of the bay. This new station also includes the fire department’s first dedicated gym area to allow firefighters the ability to work out on or off shift—improving their physical and mental health and well-being.
The original Station #2, located on the same property, is scheduled to be demolished later in the month.
The Fire Department held a ceremonial ribbon cutting last week for the Township Board of Trustees, and would like to hold an open house to the public in the fall – pending pandemic guidelines.