The UC Davis Fire Department provides unparalleled protection for our students. As a University-dedicated fire department, we provide students and their families piece of mind that their safety is our greatest priority.
UCDFD crews provide regular fire and life safety talks and demonstrations to student groups at the fire station and out in the campus community during our public education and outreach events, including Safety Day on the Quad and Picnic Day.
We serve the student community academically by providing subject matter expertise and research support for classes and thesis projects. Additionally, we employ students throughout our department, from our student fire administrative support assistants to our student resident firefighters.
One of the most unique features of the UC Davis Fire Department is our Student Resident Firefighter program. Started in 1955, this program teaches firefighting skills to a select group of students who live and work at Fire Station 34.
The UC Davis Fire Department maintains 15 Student Resident Firefighters who, once selected, become working members of the UC Davis Fire Department.
Required to staff one 24 hour shift, four 14 hour shifts, and two training sessions per month in exchange for housing at Station 34, additional compensation is provided when the students respond to emergency calls while not on duty.
The Student Resident Firefighters are expected to represent the University and the Department while on duty, and have the distinction of being a part of one of only three such programs in the country.