John Ingram is a professional and dedicated fire and emergency service manager who recently became the Fire Chief in the Town of Belchertown Massachusetts. As the Fire Chief, John leads a combination department that includes a 16-person career staff. John had a 33-year career with the Amherst Fire Department rising through the ranks to the position of Fire Captain. John had the great privilege to be the Leverett Massachusetts Fire Chief for six years. During his time there, he brought the Leverett Fire Department up to today’s standards and into the 21st century. John is an Accreditation Fire Chief in Massachusetts and holds a Master’s degree in Fire Administration from Anna Maria College. John is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician both at the National Level and within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
John has also served as the vice president to the Northwestern D.A. NoFires program, the program concentrates on juvenile fire setting and uses education to learn the dangers of fire. He served on many other operational and safety related committees in both Leverett and Amherst. John is an active member in several associations including The Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association and the Hampshire County Fire Defense Association. John is also a member of the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts, and New England Association of Fire Chiefs.