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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
NOW HIRING part-time Call Firefighters. We are currently accepting applications for our Call Force. Deadline for applications is July 3rd. Click here for more information about our Call Force and how to apply.
Burning Permit Season is CLOSED. By state law burning permits are only available January 15 through May 1 each year. No outdoor fires are permitted other than small cooking fires in appropriate containment.