Fire & Rescue - Services

The Plain Township Fire Department continues to provide high quality fire, EMS and rescue services to the citizens and visitors of Plain Township. This is possible through the continued support of the taxpayers.

The five-year plan will include the inflation-driven operating expenses for both the volunteer/part-time and full-time employees of the department. Local, state and federal requirements mandate the continued training, minimum certifications, and minimum safety equipment necessary to provide these services.

Our goal is to grow with the township, recognizing that we must focus on a predictable increase in our incident volume, but at the same time strive to keep response times to a minimum.

911 Response

With an average response time of 4 minutes in Plain Township, emergency assistance is just a phone call away through our 9-1-1 service. When your call is received, we will dispatch and advanced life support (ALS) medic, or fire engine, depending on the type of call.

Emergency Medical Services

Plain Township Fire & Rescue provides emergency medical services for its residents. Plain Fire & Rescue is staffed by full time Paramedics and part time Personnel, and is equipped to handle any medical emergency from cut fingers to cardiac arrest. Our paramedics are trained in advanced cardiac life support, basic trauma life support and participate in continuing education year round.

Plain Township Fire & Rescue Medic Units are equipped with cardiac monitor/defibrillator/pacemaker. Emergency medical equipment to deal with special situations such as airway problems, medications, pediatric patients and trauma are also on board.

Medical procedures performed by the fire medics are guided by Stark County Standing Orders.

Fire Suppression

Plain Township Fire & Rescue provides fire suppression in many different ways. While the big red fire engine comes to mind immediately, the best defense against fire is to prevent it. On a daily basis, Plain Fire & Rescue works with local businesses and residents on fire code enforcement. The Fire Prevention Bureau provides awareness of fire hazards and the Fire Prevention Bureau investigates all fires.

Water Rescue and Rope Rescue

Plain Township Fire & Rescue has a Water Rescue & Rope Rescue Team. The Water Rescue Team has been trained in basic water rescue and trains year round. Plain Fire & Rescue has a water rescue truck and boat that are used in training and in an emergency. The Rope Rescue members have been trained in rope rescue, and have various equipment for rope rescue.

Public Education

Currently, we have active programs in the Plain Local Schools for grades pre-school through 3, also in the high school. The Fire Prevention Bureau offers classes on fire safety and injury prevention for residents of all ages. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes are also available. Fire and home safety tips are available for residents. The Bureau also participates in Safety City. If you or your organization are interested in any of these programs, please call the fire office at (330) 492-4089.

Car Seat Inspections

The Plain Township Fire Department offers car seat inspections. The fire dept has four certified car seat inspectors available. Please complete the online Inspection Request Form or call (330) 492-4089, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm to schedule a time for your inspection.

Fire Station Tours

Fire station tours are available for groups such as Boy and Girl Scouts, preschools and churches. Please call (330) 492-4089, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm to schedule a tour time.

Fire Department Administration
1742 Schneider St NE
Canton, Ohio 44721

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Non-Emergency & Business:
(330) 492-4089

(911) or (330) 492-2411

EMS Billing Questions:
[email protected]

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Related Documents

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2023 Fire & Rescue Annual Report