The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Job Title: First Responder

Hiring Period: Academic Year | Hourly Pay Rate: $0.00 | Hours per week: 13-40
On/Off Campus: Off Campus | Work-Study/Non Work-Study: Non Work-Study | On Bus Route

Job Description: Amherst Fire Department's Student Force is recruiting a new class of volunteer firefighters for the Town of Amherst! (No firefighting or EMS experience required!) (preferably students with at least four semesters remaining.)

The Student Force is one of the three forces that comprise the Amherst Fire Department. Besides the Student Force there is the Career Force of full-time firefighters and the Call Force of part-time firefighters.

Together these three groups of the Amherst Fire Department handle approximately 5,000 fire and EMS calls annually.

The department operates out of two stations, and provides Fire and EMS coverage to the town of Amherst, as well as the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, and Hampshire College.

The Student Force operates our of North Station, located just off campus at 603 E Pleasant Street.

The Student Force operates its own engine company and has its own vehicle operators and officers. We respond to all structure fires in town, as well as many other fires, alarms, and other emergencies. During the school year we staff our engine every weekday night and 24-hours a day on weekends.

The Student Force represents an independent engine company with its own officers, vehicle operators, and fire engine. Today, the Student Force averages 36 members from diverse backgrounds and identities. Six of the firefighters reside at the North Fire Station during the school year, rent-free.

We are currently recruiting for our FALL 2020 training program. Go to to fill out an application.

For a closer look into into what our semester is like, take a look at this video:

How to Apply: See Website, See instructions in job description

Name/Company: Alannah Scardino
603 E Pleasant St
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002

Job Number: 41379