Canton Township's fire department is a fully-staffed unit of the Canton Public Safety Department. Firefighters are required to have emergency medical certification. In fact, nearly three-quarters of the calls for help are for medical aid, according to township records: In 2009, the firefighters responded to 5,816 calls, of which 4,766 were for medical aid. In addition to providing fire safety education, fire prevention and fire supression, Canton firefighters provide advanced life support, car seat safety checks and HAZMAT response. The department belongs to the Western Wayne County Mutual Aid Association, comprised of 24 agencies based in Western Wayne, Washtenaw and Oakland Counties. Canton Township's fire chief is Tim Dunn.