Join the Student Force - FALL 2021 recruitment drive ends 10/22/21
Our fall 2021 recruitment driving is wrapping up. Deadline for applications is Friday, 10/22/2021. If you have submitted an application we will be in contact regarding interviews. We will also be holding a recruitment drive during the Spring 2022 semester, beginning in early February.
OPEN HOUSE: We will be holding an Open House at the North Fire Station on Sunday, 10/24, from noon until 2pm. This is an opportunity for prospective applicants to come and meet with current Student Force members and to see the station and Engine-3. This is a drop in event - masks are required. Address is 603 East Pleasant Street, next to the UMass Police Station.
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.
Next recruitment drive:
With UMass now reopened to near normal capacity we need to rebuild the ranks of the Student Force too! We plan to accept a number of new members in September to begin training and start serving with the Student Force during the 2021/2022 academic year. You may submit your online application now and we will contact you for an interview. If you have any questions prior to submitting your application please contact us.