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.
SPRING 2021: Updated SPRING 2021 plan due to COVID:
The COVID pandemic does not change our need to recruit and train new members since many existing members will be graduating in May. We know we need to recruit and begin training new members in preparation for the Fall 2021 semester and beyond. Due to the pandemic we are modifying our recruiting efforts, which will be done primarily by social media, and we will be changing our spring training schedule to include some virtual sessions and hands-on training later in the semester when we can do it outdoors. We are accepting applications NOW! Once your application is submitted we will contact you to schedule an interview in early March, at which time we will discuss the training plans in more detail. If you have any questions prior to submitting your application please contact us.