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.
FALL 2017: Our Fall 2017 recruiting is just beginning. Over the next few weeks (Late September/Early October) we will be canvassing the dining halls and have a recruiting table on the Campus Center Concourse. We will also hold an Open House one evening at the North Station for you to come meet current members and see the station. After applications are received we will hold interviews in mid-October, and for those selected training will begin around the first week of November. Applications can be submitted anytime using the link below. Check back here periodically for updates on the schedule of events.
Meet us on the Campus Center Concourse: Monday 9/25 thru Friday 9/29, 11am to 2pm daily.
Open House at the North Fire Station: Thursday, 10/5, 5pm to 7pm, North Station, 603 East Pleasant Street (next to UMass Police)
Deadline for applications for Fall 2017 training program: Wednesday, 10/11, 5pm