The Southampton Fire Department is committed to serving our community with the highest level of life and property protection. We will achieve this by providing excellent and compassionate service in an atmosphere that encourages innovation, professional development, diversity and most of all by embracing our small community values.
The Southampton Fire Department consists of almost 50 part-time members and 1 full-time chief. We provide Advanced Life Support (ALS-Paramedic) ambulances and a complete fire rescue squad to the town 24/7, 365 days per year.
We have at least two EMT’s at the station at all times ready to respond into our community. The department trains every week to keep focused and prepared. Fire burns just as hot here in Southampton as in any other community. When emergencies happen, the community counts on us. Each member takes a pledge to protect our town and its citizens to the best of their ability. We achieve this through commitment, compassion, dedication and professionalism.
The State allows open burning starting January 15th through May 1st each year. Open burning is regulated by the DEP and Southampton fire department. State DEP web link provided below.
We now allow burning seven (7) days a week given favorable weather conditions. You may purchase a permit 7 days a week, daytime hours, at the station given staff availability. (We are not available during fire calls, ambulance calls, inspections or chores that require us to leave the building).
On Saturday we hire a firefighters dedicated to issuing burning permits from 8AM-11AM
We offer a $25.00 season burning permit and a $10 dollar two-consecutive day permit. Each must be authorized the day you burn by a Southampton firefighter. It is not acceptable to leave a message on answering machine.
The State only allows burning on certain days when the atmospheric conditions are suitable to reduce pollution. This determination is done by the State daily and Southampton FD will pass along that information each day coupled with local concerns as needed.
Checks should be made out to the Town of Southampton and permits issued on Saturday are good only for the weekend they are issued.
Open burning is regulated by the State of Massachusetts, click on the link below to learn more.
Chief John C. Workman, EMT-B
Deputy Chief Richard Fasoli, EMT-B
EMS Coordinator Robert Moore, EMT-P
Captain James Garstka
Captain Patrick Eline, EMT-P
Captain Steven Rubner
Lieutenant William Mielke
Lieutenant Jeremy LaRochelle
Lieutenant Richard Paul, EMT-P
Lieutenant Zack Kareta, EMT-P
Lieutenant Scott Bullock. EMT-P
Lieutenant Richard Blomstrom, EMT-P
Lieutenant Brian Morris, EMT-P
Firefighter Daniel Hurley, EMT-B
Firefighter Dean Riel, EMT-P
Firefighter Kyle Gagnon, EMT-P
Firefighter Tyler Struthers, EMT-P
Firefighter Moira O’Neill, EMT-B
Firefighter Brandon Cavanaugh
Firefighter Eric Toia, EMT-P
Firefighter April Fernandes, EMT-P
Firefighter Jessica Kowal, EMT-B
Firefighter Jeanette Peretti, EMT-B
Firefighter Robert Dragon, EMT-P
Firefighter Michael Feyre, EMT-B
Firefighter Lise Lemeland, EMT-B
Firefighter Timothy Rowan, EMT-B
Firefighter Courtney Burdeau, EMT-B
Firefighter Rachel Janik-Cappello, EMT-B
Firefighter Cassandra Lipetri, EMT-B
Firefighter Tyler Limoges
Firefighter Cynthia Morton, EMT-B
Firefighter Anna Nadler
Firefighter Timothy Bozak, EMT-P
Firefighter David Nalewanski, EMT-P
Firefighter Brian Binnall, EMT-P
Firefighter Megan Pike, EMT-P
Firefighter Eric Loiko
Firefighter Kyle Pouliot, EMT-P
Firefighter Stephan King, EMT-P
Firefighter Raymond Rodriguez
Firefighter John Ferraro, EMT-P
Firefighter Alec Doppman
Firefighter Kathryn Workman EMT-B
Firefighter Drew Nalewanski, EMT-P
Firefighter Keith Cotnoir, EMT-B
Firefighter Anne Ryan, EMT-B
Firefighter Shawna Rogers, EMT-B
204 College Highway
Southampton, MA 01073
5 days ago
Our thoughts and condolences are with our brothers and sisters at Worcester Fire Department for the loss of Lieutenant Jason Menard from a 4 alarm fire this morning in Worcester. Rest In Peace.It is with a very heavy heart that Chief Michael Lavoie, City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. and Mayor Petty announce the devastating loss of Lt. Jason Menard, a member of the WFD since 2010 assigned to Ladder 5, Group 2 at McKeon Road Fire Station. Lt. Menard succumbed to his injuries battling a 4 alarm fire on Stockholm Street this morning, Wednesday, November 13. He leaves behind his wife Tina, 3 children & parents. It is an extremely difficult day for the Worcester Fire Department. Lt. Menard and his crew acted selflessly and heroically. Please keep the family of Lt. Menard, his friends and crew in your thoughts and prayers. ... See MoreSee Less
Elizabeth Kriff Armstrong
1 week ago
🇺🇸 Today Southampton Fire Department would like to wish a Happy Veterans’ Day to all!! Thank you to all veterans (especially those on our department) who selflessly served and sacrificed. Many gave their tomorrow for our today. We will never forget and are forever grateful. 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
OCTOBER 2019 CALL VOLUME: 62
(transports, patient refusals, lift assists, well being check, motor vehicle accidents, medical alarm)
(odor investigations, fire alarms, furnace malfunctions, carbon monoxide alarms, storm damage/wires down, car fire, illegal burn)
Provided mutual aid to Westhampton Fire Department and Holyoke Fire Department
Received mutual aid from Easthampton Fire Department.
TOTAL CALL VOLUME 2019: 575 ... See MoreSee Less
Aiden Braastad has partnered with the Southampton Fire Department and the Southampton Senior Center for his Eagle Scout project. If you are or know a senior citizen in Southampton who could use assistance with inspecting and/or changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, please contact Aiden. His information is attached. Thank you Aiden for helping to keep our community safe! ... See MoreSee Less
What a great guy!
This is great! I hope people take advantage of this.
This is a great thing
Southampton firefighters (and our newest member Firefighter Killian) had the best time attending the Trunk or Treat event at Norris Elementary School. Thank you Norris PTO for having us and for all those trunk or treaters who stopped by to see us!
Don’t forget to join us at the station for more costumes & treats on Halloween (Thursday) starting at 5 PM for trick-or-treating a the staton. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for being there!
As winter approaches please remember to make sure chimneys are clean before putting them to use. Last night, Southampton firefighters practiced fighting chimney fires. Burn safely this winter! ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
TRAFFIC ALERT: Please avoid the area of County Road and White Loaf Road at this time for a motor vehicle accident. ... See MoreSee Less
It has been a busy storm for Southampton Fire Department and Southampton Police Department-Massachusetts! Please be careful and do not go near any wires. Assume all wires are live. Clean up continues and we will update as we can. Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Please treat all downed wires as live wires and stay clear of them. Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE: Accident has been cleared. Thank you Southampton Police Department-Massachusetts for your help!
Please avoid Route 10 and Pomeroy Meadow Road for a two car motor vehicle accident. ... See MoreSee Less
IMO, there should be a traffic light at that intersection... its pretty busy st that spot.
You mean that flashing light didn't help?! What a surprise!
Hope there were no injuries
It’s always a pleasure having you join us!
SEPTEMBER 2019 CALL VOLUME: 46
(transports, patient refusals, lift assists, well being check, motor vehicle accidents)
(fire alarms, unattended burn, dryer fire)
Provided mutual aid to Easthampton Fire Department and Pioneer Valley EMS.
Received mutual aid from Easthampton Fire Department.
TOTAL CALL VOLUME 2019: 513 ... See MoreSee Less
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 26! Your prescriptions can be dropped off at Town Hall from 10 AM-2 PM. Mark your calendars! ... See MoreSee Less
Will they take liquids? I have a liquid medication with codeine in it.
Our condolences go out to our brothers and sisters in Dalton. Please keep them in your thoughts. ... See MoreSee Less
Sending our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters in Farmington, Maine as they lost a brother today due to an explosion. Our best wishes for a sending recovery for the six other firefighters and one civilian injured with this explosion. Rest easy Captain Bell. We’ll take it from here.
www.wmtw.com/article/farmington-explosion-route-2-maine-firefighter-killed-leap-inc-michael-bell/... ... See MoreSee Less
Last night we celebrated Captain Jim Garstka’s retirement after 40 years of service to Southampton Fire! We will miss you & hope you enjoy retirement! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks, real pleasure being with the SFD. Jim
Congratulations Jim was great working with you I wish could have made it to Celebrate your Contribution to the town of Southampton
Congratulations Jim!!! Thank you for your years of service.
Congratulations, Jim, and thank you for your service to our town.
Congratulations Jim! Always a pleasure working with you take care of yourself!
Congrats to your retirement
🇺🇸 Eighteen years ago today our country lost nearly three thousand people to the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. We lost 343 of our brothers and sisters of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) as well as 60 police officers and 8 EMTs and paramedics. Please take a moment of silence today and remember them on the 18th anniversary. We will never forget. 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less
Southampton Fire Department attended the Ice Cream Social tonight at Norris Elementary School (Norris PTO). Thank you so much for having us! It is exciting to see so many future firefighters. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much for coming! It's always a good time when our town police and fire join in on the fun!
3 months ago
AUGUST 2019 CALL VOLUME: 71
(Transports, patient refusals, lift assists, well being check, motor vehicle accidents)
(Fire alarm, carbon monoxide alarm, storm damage, illegal burn, unattended burn pit, fire investigation, electric stove malfunction)
Provided mutual aid to Easthampton Fire Department.
Received mutual aid from Easthampton Fire Department and Westfield Fire Department.
TOTAL CALL VOLUME 2019: 467 ... See MoreSee Less