VALLEY PRESS: New Chief Named for Volunteer Fire & EMS Department

New Chief Named for Volunteer Fire & EMS Department By Alison Jalbert, Assistant Editor CANTON — The Canton Board of Selectmen have unanimously chosen Craig Robbins to be the next chief of the Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department. The decision was made in executive session Jan. 13, with selectmen tasked to choose between current chief… Read More »

Canton Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Leaking Propane Tank

Canton Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Leaking Propane Tank: 500-Gallon Tank Forces Evacuation of Drake Lane Area  December 24, 2015, 1:45pm: The Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department responded to a report of a strong odor of propane in the area of 9 Drake Lane in Canton. Upon arrival, volunteer firefighters located an actively leaking 500-gallon propane… Read More »

CANTON COMPASS: Canton Volunteer Firefighters Control Vehicle Blaze at Historic Factory Complex

Canton Volunteer Firefighters Control Vehicle Blaze at Historic Factory Complex John Fitts, Editor December 24, 2015 The town of Canton Volunteer Fire Department quickly controlled a fire in a commercial van at the historic Collins Company factory complex Thursday morning. The fire significantly burned a parked commercial van in close proximity to a building at… Read More »

Canton Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Car Fire at Axe Factory

Canton Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Car Fire at Axe Factory: Neighboring Building Evacuated December 24, 2015: 9:30am: The Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department responded to a car fire at 10 Front Street at the Collinsville Axe Factory, Collinsville, CT , just as the last business day before the Christmas holiday was getting under way.… Read More »

Quick Response by Canton Firefighters Contains Late Night Structure Fire

Quick Response by Canton Firefighters Contains Late Night Structure Fire                                Downed, Live Wire Presented Additional Challenges      Dispatch: Saturday, December 5, 2015; 10:33 p.m. The Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department responded to a report of a garage on fire at 11 Old Canton Road, CT. Upon arrival, firefighters found the… Read More »