Fire Department

Bud Sanford, Fire Chief
1390 State Highway 19
Canton, Texas 75103
Phone - (903) 567-6477

Fire Department Permit Application

The Canton Fire Department consists of a fire chief and four full-time firemen who are backed up by several part-time firemen and volunteers. The fire station is manned twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week. The Fire Department also handles code enforcement for the City.  


Plan Submittal Requirements
Civil plans - on a single page of the site plan show existing and proposed:

  • Fire Lanes
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Fire Department Connections (FDC's)
2. Fire Protection Systems
  • At least three copies of plans. One set will be kept. You may submit more if you need more stamped     Copies, at no extra charge
  • At least one copy of appropriate "cut sheets"/technical information. These will be kept by the AHJ. More than one copy may be submitted if you need a set returned
  • At least one set of calculations as required for the type of plan being submitted (hydraulic for sprinklers, battery for fire alarms, etc.).  These calculations will be kept by the AHJ. More than one copy may be submitted if you need a set returned.

CODE RED RESIDENTIAL SERVICE:  Code Red is an emergency notification network that the City of Canton will be utilizing to notify its citizens in the event of an emergency.  Code Red is a telephone based system that allows citizens to log into and register their telephone number to be notified in the case of an emergency such as a tornado warning, hail storm, etc.  If you do not have a land line telephone,  you may choose to register your cell phone or even your internet phone number.  The City of Canton or Code Red will not sell, share or allow your personal information to be accessed by anyone.