Fire Department

Overview

The Town of Amherst Fire Department is home to over 50 volunteer fire fighters, 8 full-time staff, and 5 casual staff, which are under the direction of Fire Chief Greg Jones, Deputy Fire Chief Brian Farrow. The apparatus at the Amherst Fire Department consists of 10 units. Included in this are 3 pumper units, a tanker unit, 70-foot aerial ladder truck, rescue unit, hazardous material unit, command vehicle, Pumper Joe and a fully restored antique 1936 pumper truck which is the pride of the department.

Fire Dept

Our career firefighters work shifts that consist of 24 hours on, 72 hours off. All members of the Amherst fire department are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, our career firefighters work shifts that consist of 24 hours on, 72 hours off.

The Amherst Fire Department responds to the emergency needs of Amherst's population of approximately 10,000 residents and covers a portion of the county area. Within this area the Amherst Fire Department responds to approximately 300 alarms per year. Fire fighters are continuously taking training, attending meetings and reviewing strategies and tactics to be ready for that next call.

Fire Truck

The Town Council, as well as residents, have committed to supporting the Fire Department for many years. The challenges that face today's fire/emergency services has become so complex that leadership is the single major factor on the continuing growth and stability for the future of the business, yes it is a business. The Amherst Fire Department is a community based operation catering to many needs of the community.

 

Location

 FireMap

 

Contact

Fire Chief: Greg Jones

Phone: (902) 667-0395

Fax: (902) 667-2260

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General Inquires

Phone: (902) 667-2518

Fire Inspections Division                                         

Phone: (902) 667-2518

Hall Rentals

Phone: (902) 694-4202

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Amherst Fire Fighters Association President       

Phone: (902) 667-2518

Ladies Auxiliary President                                      

Phone: (902) 667-2518

FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911

 

Documents

Fire - February, 2017 Report

Fire - November, 2016 Report

Fire Inspection Policy