105 River Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
F: 413-665-7599 E-Mail
Organized in 1934, the Sunderland Fire Department provides fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical services to the community of Sunderland, MA. The Fire Department is made up of 27 on call Firefighters and EMTís and is supported by 1 full time Firefighter/
Sunderland is located within Franklin County, part of the Pioneer Valley. Sunderland is 8 miles north of Amherst, 85 miles west of Boston, and 165 miles from New York City. The department responds to a community that covers 14.8 square miles. This area has 1,668 housing units and a
population of 3,777. Many of these units include a high concentration of students from the five local colleges & universities. Included in our community is a nursing home, which houses up to 56 seniors. Sunderland has a long history of agricultural operations, including several active dairy farms, tobacco
farms, produce farms, and maple sugaring businesses.
Being an on call fire department means most people have regular jobs in addition to being on the fire department. Firefighters and EMTs need continued training to keep up on the latest standards, trends and requirements of the state and nation. This volunteerism is
something to be proud of Ė you go out and assist your fellow neighbor in need when they need the help the most.
We appreciate the continued support from the community in our fundraisers. The funds are used to buy equipment for the fire department and ambulance service and to compliment community events sponsored by the Firemenís Association.