Fire Department

The mission of the Canton Fire Department is to provide protection of life, property, and the environment from the effects of fires, medical emergencies, and hazards.  We also engage the community through progressive community outreach.  

Our goal is to be more efficient in the resolution of fire and life safety strategies through an assessment of threatening situations. The Canton Fire Department is accountable to our citizens and strive to provide the highest quality of safety services, including emergency response, emergency prevention and community education. 

The members of the Canton Fire Department take pride in our commitment to professional service by maintaining our skills, knowledge, and abilities. In addition to our mission, we are committed to improving our services to all who live and conduct business within the City of Canton. With the adoption of a set of core values, each member of the department are accountable to providing the following outstanding services: 


  • Professionalism and courteous interaction with our customers and citizens

  • Responsible and accessible Fire/Rescue and Emergency Services

  • Fiscal responsibility and accountability

  • Intergovernmental and interdepartmental cooperation

  • Commitment to employee development and empowerment

  • Continuous improvement of operations and services

  • Fostering open and effective communication

  • Creativity and innovation

The services that the Canton Fire Department and its members provide to the public will be complete and practical. Our services will include follow-up actions to prevent further harm, and will be an effective and efficient operation. 

Andrew Hughes

Fire chief

3393 North Liberty St.
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: (601)-859-4419
Fax: (601)-859-0514

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