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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
OFFICE HOURS CHANGE: Our business office will have reduced hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week (9/28-9/30). The office will be open from 10am to 2pm each day. Normal hours will resume on Thursday.
OPEN HOUSE: Our annual Fire Prevention Open House will be held at the Central Fire Station in downtown Amherst on Saturday, October 3rd, from 10am until 2pm. This open house coincides with the beginning of National Fire Prevention week. There will be fire and rescue apparatus and equipment on display, periodic demonstrations of the "Jaws of Life" and fire extinguishers, fire safety displays and handouts, refreshments AND a visit by Smokey Bear. Event held rain or shine.
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.