Canaan Township is very luck to have three excellent fire departments in the proximity of our township. To the southwest is the Richland Area Fire Department. They cover the southern part of the township, below the river and State Rt. 50/32.
To the north, and covering the northern area of the township, is the Ames-Bern Fire Department.
A small part of Canaan Township, that is within Athens City, is covered by the Athens City Fire Department.