The Call Force is currently accepting applications for Call Firefighters until August 15, 2016
The Town of Amherst seeks part-time Call Firefighters to perform firefighting activities, emergency medical aid, and hazardous material duties. In order to join the Amherst Fire Department Call Force, the successful applicant must:
Must be at least 18 years of age
lift 25-100 lbs.
Have a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency
Have/obtain a valid US drivers license
Live within the town of Amherst or within 10 miles (as measured by roads) of the North Fire Station (this requirement is mandatory within a year of hire unless a waiver is obtained from the Fire Chief).
Not smoke or use tobacco products (smoking or the use of tobacco products by firefighters violates the requirement of the Massachusetts Heart/Lung law)
Successfully pass a background check by the Amherst Police Department
Be available Monday evenings September 2016 through February 2017 for initial training, and Tuesday evenings thereafter for weekly training
How to Apply
Anyone interested in applying should complete an application for employment (available below for online submittal or for printout). This form is also available at the Amherst Town Hall. Your completed application can be submitted online or can be submitted to the Human Resources Department. Mail or drop off application to:
Human Resources Department
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
(The Town of Amherst is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex national origin, age, sexual preference or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.)