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
13 hours ago
The Southampton Fire Department would like to inform the public of some changes you may see in the coming weeks if you call 911. The dispatcher you talk to will ask you questions pertaining to symptoms of Covid-19 such as recent travel, fever, cough, and sore throat. These questions pertain to the patient and anyone they live with or have been in close contact with recently. Your honesty with these questions is greatly appreciated by all of our staff.
To protect our patients, ourselves, and our equipment we will be donning personal protective equipment for all calls. Depending on the nature of the call, it may be a combination of gloves, face mask, gown and goggles. To minimize potential exposure, we are implementing social distancing in our patient assessments. This means one provider will perform their initial assessment from outside of the house. If the situation requires, the responders will enter the house and begin interventions and treatment. Minimizing the amount of person to person contact reduces the potential for spreading the virus. This protects both the responders as well as the patient and others living in the house.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of uncertainty. We will continue to provide the best care to our residents while ensuring that our patients and first responders remain safe and healthy. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for the update, please be safe, you and your family!
Thanks for the update, be safe!
Thank you so much Southampton FD!
thank you all!
20 hours ago
For those of you asking about how we are now issuing burning permits.
Please drop your check in the mailbox outside of the station door and we will reach out to you with your permit number. This is how we will be issuing permits through the remainder of the burning season. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Southampton Fire Department is looking for volunteers to paint this logo onto a sign for us to put up along Route 10 in front of our station! Please contact Chief Workman at email@example.com if you or someone you know is interested. Thank you & stay healthy!Spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less
My daughter Lily could paint it at home, and I could deliver if no one else is available! She could also make a vector file 🙂
Stay safe and healthy over there!🙏🇺🇸
4 days ago
MARCH 2020 CALL VOLUME: 60
(transports, patient refusals, lift assists, station coverage for Northampton Fire Rescue)
(fire alarms, smoke investigations, odor investigation, carbon monoxide alarms, brush fire, trash fire, illegal burn, unattended fires)
Provided mutual aid to Westfield Fire Department, Northampton Fire Rescue, and Westhampton Fire Department.
Received mutual aid from Easthampton Fire Department and Westfield Fire Department.
TOTAL CALL VOLUME 2020: 169 ... See MoreSee Less
Jack-of-all- trades and simply- the- best! Thank you!!
1 week ago
COVID-19 CASES IN SOUTHAMPTON
March 27, 2020
Southampton Emergency Management Director, Charlie Kaniecki and Town Administrator, Ed Gibson were informed by Public Health Officials that Southampton has identified two positive cases of residents with COVID 19.
In keeping with guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, infectious disease preparedness training and best practices, the individuals are in isolation and close contacts are quarantined.
"These are the first documented cases in our community", states Gerri Swanson, Southampton Public Health Director. This brings home the need for every citizen in the community to be vigilant with social distancing and handwashing.
Town Officials are working closely, to ensure we are doing everything we can to make Southampton a safe community. It will take each community member, working together, to bring this pandemic under control.
Western Mass News
Daily Hampshire Gazette
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A huge thank you to the Fire Department and especially the Board of Health and it’s employees during this historic event.
Liked your page along time ago initially by accident... but from Southampton, Hampshire England to you all out there, stay safe and I’m sure your emergency service staff are stepping up like ours and doing an amazing job in the circumstances.
Thank you for the update! Stay safe Southampton.
It's probably unethical but it would be good to know if these people frequented certain stores or where one might have come in contact with them. 🙁 God Bless and Heal them! 🙏
I drove thru town the other day on my way home for lunch from work and there were groups of people gathered in front of the fire station and other locations waiting for the Norris parade. I wish people would understand how important it is to stay home.
I was at the park in Southampton today and was not happy seeing about 9 young men all playing basketball together all touching the same ball and definitely not keeping any distance between them. Wish our younger generation realized how serious this is. Scary
What really needs to happen is... Parents need to step up. Keep your kids home, take away the car keys. You are parents, start parenting. Sick of excuses... my kids are bored, I can't take the craziness anymore, ect, ect. Myself along with friends & family are taking care of some extremely sick people. People that may not have gotten so sick if you and your kids had just stayed home. This is serious. So serious. Most wont realize how serious until they have a loved one who gets sick with this virus. This virus is 10 times worse than the flu. Please, please take care in what you are doing.
What truthfully should be happening at this point is to do mandatory stay at home orders for these children who cant abide by rules.
Bound to happen sooner or later unfortunately.
Stay safe my sweeties...Love Mom
Oh, they should allow another teacher parade!
Oh Noooooo 😢
Can u say how old the two people are that have it ???
Denise Lampron Aberdale
Let's Keep the China Virust Under Control !! Wash Everything, Stay Home
2 weeks ago
Southampton Fire Department is asking for your help! Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies are running dangerously low globally due to COVID-19. Donations of ANY available clean surgical masks, N95 or N99 masks, and gowns would be greatly appreciated! Do you know a seamstress who has the ability and resources to make any of this PPE? We need his/her help too! Please share this information so we can have the protection we need while serving our community!
If you have donations or any questions please contact the station at (413) 527-1700.
Thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less
Are homemade masks allowed?
Holyoke medical center definitely needs supplies!! Running real low. It's sad.
The general public is no longer permitted in Town of Southampton buildings until further notice due to COVID-19. The attached directive provides the information needed to contact town departments as needed. ... See MoreSee Less
Southampton firefighters fought a brush fire today on Pleasant Street. Please use caution when burning. See the link below with burning guidelines.
www.mass.gov/service-details/open-burning-safety ... See MoreSee Less
A HUGE thank you to Darren Birchall, President of Massachusetts Fire Technologies for his generous donation of tools for our apparatuses. Pictured are Lieutenant Bullock, Darren Birchall, and Chief Workman. ... See MoreSee Less
Please see the following information from the Town of Southampton regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Reminder that daylight saving time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 8. Please remember that this is when you should check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and change the batteries. ... See MoreSee Less
FEBRUARY 2020 CALL VOLUME: 49
(transports, patient refusals, lift assists)
(fire alarm, fuel spill, fire investigation, chimney fire, illegal burn)
Provided mutual aid to Westfield Fire Department & Westhampton Fire Department.
Received mutual aid from Easthampton Fire Department.
TOTAL CALL VOLUME 2020: 109 ... See MoreSee Less
Mark your calendars! Celebrate Southampton will be August 14 & 15 this year! ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
JANUARY 2020 CALL VOLUME: 60
(transports, patient refusals, lift assists, motor vehicle accident)
(carbon monoxide alarm, fire alarm, odor investigation, oven fire, power lines down, structure fire, illegal burn, smoke investigation)
Provided mutual aid to Westfield Fire Department.
Received mutual aid from Easthampton Fire Department, Westfield Fire Department, Holyoke Fire Department, Northampton Fire Rescue, and Westhampton Fire Department.
TOTAL CALL VOLUME 2020: 60 ... See MoreSee Less
Nice work team!