Canton’s fire department celebrates 150th anniversary

wwny Canton’s fire department celebrates 150th anniversary

CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Canton’s fire department is celebrating 150 years of service.

The trucks, the gear and the firefighters have changed. But the mission of the Canton Fire Department is the same: serving the public.

They'll be celebrating 150 years of carrying out that mission this Saturday.

There will be a Main Street parade, a fire station open house, and fireworks at dusk.

People can learn about an institution steeped in tradition and one that has been all-volunteer since its founding in 1869.

“ Municipalities like Canton can't afford a full-time paid department. So they rely on volunteers," said Robert Crowe, Canton fire chief.

There will also be a multimedia presentation of the department’s history on Saturday.

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