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
Remembering all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Happy Memorial Day! ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday evening, Southampton firefighters responded to a call for a brush fire off of Cook Road. The fire was in a remote location on the Southampton Wildlife Management Area and access had to be gained through an abutting neighbor’s property. A drop tank was used that fed water to our brush truck from Engine 4 with 400 feet of hose line. This fire was caused by an unattended camp fire. ... See MoreSee Less
Great job Southampton!!
Governor Baker announced yesterday the start to reopening the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Phase 1 - Start: Limited industries resume operations with severe restrictions
Phase 2 - Cautious: Additional industries resume operations with restrictions and capacity limits
Phase 3 - Vigilant: Additional industries resume operations with guidance
Phase 4 - New Normal: Development of vaccine and/or therapy enables resumption of ‘new normal’
More information can be found at:
Please continue to stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Robert Floyd's online “Southampton News” email had a great article from the Daily Hampshire Gazette about the First Congregational Church of Southampton UCC ringing their bell every Saturday at noon to honor essential workers.
You can subscribe to his online publication. Subscribe your Southampton friends, neighbors and associates to "Southampton News” now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(www.gazettenet.com/Southampton-Church-ringing-bell-in-honor-of-frontline-workers-34152483) ... See MoreSee Less
Southampton's Emergency Management Director (EMD), Charlie Kaniecki, as well as the assistant EMD, Chief Workman, would like to share the 4-stage approach Governor Charlie Baker has outlined regarding reopening the state's economy.
The stages are as follows:
Start - "We're looking at industries that are more naturally set up to have little face-to-face interactions and workplaces that are better able to manage face-to-face customer interactions with certain conditions."
Cautious - "We plan to have more industries with more face-to-face interactions resume operations, again with conditions."
Vigilant - "Where we can allow for loosening of some of the restrictions from the earlier phases if, in fact, the public health data continues to conform to the terms we're all pursuing."
New Normal - "We all know life will be different but as the medical and life sciences communities make progress in developing treatments or vaccines, we can really begin to put this virus into the rear-view mirror." ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Mother’s Day to every mother out there! Wishing each of you the best day! ... See MoreSee Less
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Early this morning Southampton firefighters responded to a structure fire on Cottage Avenue. Thank you to Southampton Police Department-Massachusetts and dispatch, Easthampton Fire Department, Holyoke Fire Department, Westfield Fire Department, and Eversource MA for their help on scene. A special thank you to Westfield Fire Department’s ambulance for transporting the homeowner due to smoke inhalation because our ambulance was at another medical incident in town at the same time. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank God all departments are safe- thank you for what you do. Prayers to the homeowner.
We live right next door great job done by all first responders thank you so much it could have been much worse!
I saw 4-5 red lights go by & I knew it was not good. Thanks for all you do. Hope the owner is ok.
Special thanks to Cody Abolin, Cody Stone-Newsomeand Don Olinski for getting there, getting the homeowner out and waking neighbors up while they waited for fire trucks to get there after calling 911.
Thanks for your efforts to respond quickly and effectively on a nasty weather night!
Hope mark ok.prayers sent
I hope the homeowner is ok!
So sad! I hope the home owner is ok..
Praying everyone is alright.....🙏♥️
So sad hope the owner is ok
Thank you to the Southampton Fire Department! I hope you are all safe.
I hope everyone is safe.
Strong work everyone.
Huh I live on the street and hadn’t a clue
Hope everyone is ok
Oh no.... 🔥😢
Cody Stone Newsome
Southampton Fire Department is saddened to announce that our town has had its third COVID-19 death. Our condolences go out to the family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less
Rest In Peace! Condolences to family and friends. God protect us in Southampton.🙏🙏🙏
Prayers to his family and friends.
Saddened. Condolences to the family.
So sad, RIP, prayers to his family
Very sorry to hear this
Our three newest department members have reported for duty! 🐻 Make sure to stop by the fire station while you’re out hunting for bears this afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less
Southampton Fire Department would like to take a moment to thank the First Congregational Church of Southampton UCC for their support. Each Saturday at noon, they will ring their church bell to honor the many essential workers working tirelessly on the front lines to combat the coronavirus. Thank you for your support! ... See MoreSee Less
It would be really great to get the whole town ringing a bell at this time like other communities are doing 🙂
The Southampton Fire Department would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the members of our community who have taken the time to sew homemade masks for our department. We are truly humbled by the generosity and kindness your donations. Thank you for helping keep us safe! Pictured are only a fraction of the masks that we have received. ... See MoreSee Less
So thoughtful! Great way to thank you for all you do!
That's really nice!!
Happy National Public Safety Telecommunications Week! We want to take a moment to thank our dispatchers over at Southampton Police Department-Massachusetts for all that they do. We appreciate each and every one of you! ... See MoreSee Less
Did the Easter Bunny visit your house? The Easter Bunny visited our station and lots of spots around town while practicing social distancing! 🐰 ... See MoreSee Less
This is awesome!!!
God Bless and Happy Easter to our heroes!🙏🙏🙏
Thank you for what all our first responders do everyday for us!!
Happy Easter to each of you and your loved ones. Thank You for all you do.
Happy Easter, Thank you all for keeping us safe
Happy Easter and Thank you for all your hard work be safe!
Happy Easter and thank you!
Happy Easter! 💜🐇💛🐣 🧡
Happy Easter, and thank you!
Thank you for all you do!
A BIG thank you to our very own Firefighter Nathan Boudreau and his family for the donation of a washing machine! This will allow EMTs and paramedics to keep their clothing clean during their shifts and avoiding bring home any viruses to their loved ones. Thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less
So so nice!!!!
Nate Boudreau. Rick Boudreau. Judy Boudreau. Heather Boudreau Your very welcome! We glad we could help.