The Canton Fire Department is a member of the Western Wayne county Mutual Aid Association. This is a consortium of 24 departments in Western Wayne, Washtenaw, and Oakland Counties.
This consortium is operated under the Inter-local Agreement in conjunction with the Urban Cooperation Act of 1976. This agreement allows consortium members to provide reciprocal services to each other when requested. This aid will manifest its services in the form of staffing and/or equipment. Mutual aid is typically used when a department's resources are exhausted.