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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
Burning Season - Burning Permits are available January 15 through May 1. PLEASE do not wait until the day you want to burn brush to request your permit - we may be unable to fulfill your request on the same day due to call volume. You MUST come to the Fire Department business office at the Central Fire Station, 68 North Pleasant Street, during normal business hours Monday thru Friday to pay the $25 fee BEFORE you can schedule the permit inspection. Click here for more information on how to obtain your Burning permit.