As with all communities in Michigan, Canton is subject to natural, technical and human-related hazards. These hazards have the potential to threaten life, health and safety, as well as impact the quality of life, property, environment and infrastructure.
Canton's Emergency Management Division is responsible for providing a number of services to the community including:
Coordination of public education campaigns to prepare the public for emergency events
Emergency planning to effectively prepare for, mitigate for, respond to, and recover from large scale emergencies and disasters
Maintain an emergency operations center that can be activated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve as a central location for direction and control of an incident
Maintain databases to procure needed resources in an emergency
Coordinate Canton's CERT volunteer program
If an event should occur, stay tuned to your local radio, television and cable channels, and read the local paper for additional updates, information, and upcoming public meetings. We will also post important information on Canton's home webpage.