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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
NOTICE: The Fire Department Business office will have limited hours during the last week of August due to vacations and staffing. From Monday 8/24 through and including Monday 8/31 the office will be open Monday thru Friday from 10am to 2pm. The office will return to normal business hours of Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm, on Tuesday, 9/1.
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.