In order to qualify for membership on the Student Force, you must be a student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst College, or Hampshire College and maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Candidates should be physically fit, non-smokers, and have at least 2 years of school or four semesters remaining. Prior firefighting experience is helpful but not required.
FALL 2020: Updated Fall 2020 plan due to COVID:
The COVID pandemic does not change our need to recruit and train new members since many existing members will be graduating next spring. We know we need to recruit and begin training new members in preparation for the Spring 2021 semester and beyond. Due to the changes at UMass this fall we are modifying our fall recruiting efforts, which will be done primarily by social media, and we will be changing our fall training schedule. We are accepting applications NOW! - deadline is October 9th. Once your application is submitted we will contact you to schedule an interview in early October, at which time we will discuss the fall training plans in more detail. If you have any questions prior to submitting your application please contact us.