Brothers Rakoski, Purdue, Ward, McQuate and Chisholm all have been working with the Amherst Fire Department through a section comprised of student volunteers. Volunteers in this department are trained in many aspects that allow them to be well prepared for emergencies in the town of Amherst. These students respond to all types of emergencies ranging from a cat stuck in a tree to a burning building in downtown Amherst. Our brothers must commit to many 24 hour shifts each week and have provided over 2,000 hours of service to the town of Amherst and the University of Massachusetts. Thank you brothers Rakoski, Purdue, Ward, McQuate and Chisholm.