UC Davis is recognized as on of the nations top-tier public research universities. As such, the UC Davis Fire Department provides dedicated, selfless service to reduce the impacts of emergencies on instruction and research critical to achieving the University's mission of research, teaching, and public service.
UC Davis Fire Department firefighters are uniquely suited to respond to the many different hazards that a large educational research institution may face, and are focused on safeguarding your life's work and innovation.
The UC Davis Fire Department holds regular training exercises to ensure responder readiness for a wide variety of emergencies to minimize the disruption to your research and the campus community.
Our commitment to students, faculty and staff is evident in the comprehensive variety of programs and services we deliver:
- Following the highest standards in life safety, our organization delivers all-hazard response services to the campus and neighboring communities, including response to calls for medical aid, fires, hazardous materials releases, and natural disasters.
- Our Fire Department leadership is keenly aware of the University's research mission, and have incorporated safeguarding and continuity of research into our service and business models as a critical success indicator.
- UC Davis is the lead agency for Yolo County's Multi-Agency Hazardous Materials Response Team whose role is to eliminate the immediate threat of exposure and contamination from the release of biological, chemical or nuclear agents.
Firefighters train with BSL(Bio Safety Level) 3 personnel to ensure proper care of occupants in the event of an incident in the lab, while safeguarding our environment from contamination.
UCDFD personnel have received specialized training in support of a safe research environment, including electric vehicle battery safety, magnetic resonance training, and bio safety lab (BSL) procedures.
UCDFD personnel discuss emergency response coordination with professors and laboratory staff.
- Fire Department personnel hold regular fire drills for research facilities and assist in evacuation planning.
- Our personnel practice information and hardware preservation techniques to minimize damage and disruption of research and education, and are often the first to respond to any crisis situation.