Antonio's Pizza Saturday afternoon
Amherst Fire Department responded to Antonio's Pizza Saturday afternoon just after 1:00 PM for a minor electrical fire. At the time Central and North station each had only two professional firefighters available, who quickly scrambled their response via Engines 1 & 2.
But had that fire occurred just 12 hours later, the extremely popular downtown eatery would have been jam packed with students AND the fire department would have been unable to muster much of a response.
Because at 12:55 AM Sunday morning a mutual aid ambulance from Northampton had to handle a call as AFD was dealing with four substance abuse cases, all within a half hour, all of which required transport to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
What's it going to take to awaken town officials, another Station Nightclub incident?
Trigger Warning. Extremely graphic: