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The Amherst Fire Department provides comprehensive fire, rescue, EMS, and fire prevention services to the Town of Amherst, including the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, and Hampshire College, as well as providing EMS services to the neighboring communities of Hadley, Pelham, Leverett, and Shutesbury.
"To enhance the quality of life in our community by providing quality emergency and support services. Through the professionalism, pride, and excellence of our personnel, we will be the leaders in All Hazards preparation, response, and recovery. We will settle for nothing less than outstanding service as we conduct fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services, fire prevention, safety education, hazardous materials incident response and disaster operations."
News & Announcements:
9/11 Rememberance Ceremony and 5K road race. We will be holding a rememberance ceremony to honor all the public safety personnel who lost their lives on 9/11/2001, and are partnering with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation for a benefit road race. Both events begin at 9:59am on Sunday, 9/11/2016. The ceremony will be held at the NORTH FIRE STATION, 603 East Pleasant Street, and the road race begins on the UMass campus near the Sylvan dorms (finish line is at the North Fire Station). For more details on both events see the flyer on the town website homepage - 9/11 Ceremony
- Open burning season is over for 2016. By State regulation Burning Permits are only available January 15 through May 1 of each year. Open burning is prohibited outside these dates.
REPORTS POSTED - We have added a section here which has copies of various reports done by and about the fire department spanning over three decades. The reports and associated presentations give insight as to the activity level of the department both now and in the past, as well as information on the rationale and proposals for constructing a new fire station. Click here for list of available reports.