Emergency Preparedness Division

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 and operate a township-wide outdoor warning siren system comprised of 16 outdoor sirens to warn the public of emergency events.
  • 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.