Join the Student Force - Next recruiting drive is in September 2021


      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:

Our Spring 2021 recruitment drive has ended.  Our next recruitment will be at the start of the Fall 2021 semester in September.   With UMass planning to open 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 at any time and we will hold it until we begin recruiting in the fall, at which time we will contact you for an interview.  If you have any questions prior to submitting your application please contact us.

Click here for a link to the Application.