Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Small fire in dorm leads to evacuation

By Patrick Hoff

November 12, 2013

A small fire in the basement laundry room of the Pierpont Dorm in Southwest Residential Area caused the evacuation of the building for over an hour on Monday night. Ben Diaz, a freshman who lives in the dorm, said that when the fire started, he could see smoke coming from the building and ther...

Rolling Green fire victim died from smoke inhalation, officials confirm

By Chelsie Field

March 25, 2013

Officials have confirmed that University of Massachusetts student James “Jake” Hoffman died from smoke inhalation in the Jan. 21 fire at the Rolling Green apartment complex, according to Amherst Fire Ch...

UMass, town agree to improve public safety

By Chelsie Field

March 24, 2013

An agreement reached between University of Massachusetts and town officials last week aims to upgrade weekend public safety measures beginning this spring, according to a University press release. The increased funds of about $40...

Rolling Green fire claims life of one UMass student, about 30 left homeless

By Chelsie Field

January 22, 2013

A University of Massachusetts student was killed in a fire that left about 30 people homeless, including 22 UMass students, after it quickly spread through 10 units at Rolling Green apartments early Monday morning. The body of the mal...

Student firefighters continue to balance school work, fighting fires

By Herb Scribner

March 11, 2012

Captain Kaitlin Eaton of the Amherst Fire Department Student Force will always remember her first time in a live fire. Working in the Springfield Burn Building – which hosts training drills for newcomer firefighters – Eaton dealt with live, stifling hot flames ...

Video: Riding Engine 3

By Herb Scribner

March 11, 2012

Full-time, undergraduate students of the University of Massachusetts volunteer with the Amherst Fire Department and ride on Engine 3. ...

UPDATED: Students back in Baker after fire

By Herb Scribner

February 21, 2011

Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, Amherst Fire Department and University of Massachusetts Police Department responded to a small fire in the window well outside of Baker Hall. None were injured. Baker's residential director...

Fourth floor fire occurs in Cance Hall

By Alyssa Creamer

January 19, 2011

The night before spring semester classes began at the University of Massachusetts, the Amherst Fire Department responded to a damaging fire on the fourth floor of the low-rise Cance, a Southwest residential building. No one w...