UCD Fire Station 34
Information about Engine 34 Coming Soon
A 2010 analysis found that recurring repair costs to Truck 34, a Westates Tiller Quint (ladder truck) placed in service in May 2001, warranted early replacement of the apparatus. With funding assistance from the Office of Administrative and Resource Management, and the department’s apparatus replacement account, the UC Davis Fire Department ordered for an aerial truck to serve the needs of the growing campus.
The new Truck 34 is a Pierce Tiller with a 100 foot aerial ladder. It has a shorter and more narrow wheel base than the current Truck 34, which allows for better access to tighter locations and crowded roadways. Truck 34 will also be lighter than its predecessor, allowing for better handling and shorter stopping distances.
In addition to the new ladder truck, the department purchased a chassis rebuild and refurbishment of its existing Hazardous Materials unit, HazMat 34.
The rebuild of HazMat 34 has made it a more efficient tool for the least frequent but most challenging events. Along with a more powerful engine, HazMat 34 is also more fuel efficient. Its cab is elongated, allowing for all of the passengers to sit in the same compartment. The rear of the cab is equipped with two computer stations and a library of reference materials, allowing for hazardous material categorization while seat belted during response to an incident.
Although the entire front end of HazMat 34 is new, the box, which remains original, has not been overlooked. Storage space has been increased by moving the Command Center into the cab of the apparatus. The top of HazMat 34 was modified, allowing the storage of equipment in compartments, to protect it from the elements and to streamline its appearance. A large scene light has been added to the roof of the vehicle, allowing for more efficient and safer night or low light operations.
Information Coming Soon
The UC Davis Fire Department's new "billboard" bike is used to go to meetings around campus, support special events, and allow for great interactions with the campus community we proudly serve. This bike was funded through a grant received by UCD Fleet Services.