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The Call Force is currently accepting applications for Call Firefighters until August 15, 2016

Minimum Qualifications

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 
     Town Hall 
     4 Boltwood Avenue 
     Amherst, MA 01002 

or Fax to: (413) 256-4006
or Email to: humanresources@amherstma.gov 
Part-time Call Firefighter (Online Application)
Application for Employment (PDF document)

(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.)