On the afternoon of June 1, 2011 the National Weather Service issued a severe thunder storm warning and a tornado warning for the Northampton area. On duty crews were prepared and ready for the storm to hit the area. At a little after 4 pm the sky over Northampton turned black and a heavy rain / hail storm pounded Northampton with some heavy wind, but fortunately there was no real damage. Within minutes, the sun was out and the sky was blue again. Then, suddenly the phones were ringing with requests from the City of Springfield for ambulances for multiple calls. Immediately, 3 Northampton Fire Department Ambulances responded to Springfield to assist. As soon as they arrived all the ambulances were put to work assisting AMR Ambulance, and many other ambulances treating and transporting patients from the tornado that touched down in the city. Additionally, 4 personnel in a utility truck with chainsaws responded to other areas around Springfield to assist as part of a regional task force of fire crews assisting with downed trees and searching for victims. Other administrative staff from Northampton Fire also responded to the area to assist in command roles. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of the Tornado.