• Amherst College Environmental Health and Safety Committee
  • Biological and Chemical Hazards Committee
  • Dining Services Environmental Health and Safety Committee
  • Emergency Preparedness Committee
  • Facilities Environmental Health and Safety Committe
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Radiation and Laser Safety Committee

Environmental Health and Safety

Emergency - Call Amherst College Dispatch Center 

(413) 542-2111 

(Ambulance, Fire, Haz-Mat, Police)

Emergency Preparedness at Amherst College

Policy Group/Senior Staff, Emergency Directors and Emergency Managers

Medical Surveillance


Critiques and Debriefing

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Amherst College, under the direction of the Emergency Director or his/her designee will conduct critiques and debriefings soon after an incident, when deemed necessary. The critiques will aid in the identification of problems that were or will be encountered during the hazardous material incident.

Our goal is to prevent the re-occurrence of problematic situations and to improve our overall response to any and all incidents.

Amherst College Campus Police Responsibilities

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The Amherst College Campus Police Department is initially responsible for the health and safety of the Amherst College Campus Community. They are responsible for:

Incidental Leaks, Releases and Spills

Incidental vs. Large Scale Spills

Amherst Fire Department

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The Amherst Fire Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are (2) fire stations located within the Town of Amherst: