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.
Recruitment will take place at the beginning of the fall and spring semester. After the applications are submitted and reviewed, interviews will be scheduled the following week and successful candidates notified. Successful members will then begin their probationary training.