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UCDFD Student Firefighter Academy

2016 RECRUITMENT is happening NOW!!!  APPLICATIONS OPEN on February 1st on AGGIE JOB LINK.  Check out our social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for up-to-date info!

INFO NIGHTS at STATION 34:  There will be two informational nights offered for those students who have Mon/Wed/Fri classes vs. those who have Tues/Thurs classes.  Come to Station 34 (the on campus fire station located at 625 Kleiber Hall Drive, next to the Pavilion Parking Structure).  The recruitment process and what to expect/how to best prepare will be discussed.                     
                    1st info night:     January 28th @ 6:30pm (Thursday)
                    2nd info night:    February 22nd @ 6:30pm (Monday)

APPLICATION PERIOD: February 1st - February 29th.  Found on the student employment website known as Aggie Job Link. Search "Student Resident Firefighter Recruit," although it is often better to search by job ID which is 805311.
WRITTEN TEST: March 6th, 2016 - 10am at the ARC (Ballroom A/B)
PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT:  April 3rd, 2016 (time to be discussed)
ORAL PANEL INTERVIEWS:  April 4th & 5th, 2016 (times to be selected following April 3rd)
ACADEMY DATES:  June 13th - July 8th, 2016


From the graduates of the academy, a list will be created.  With each current SRFF that graduates or leaves the program, a spot is opened up and offered to the top candidates on the list. Approximately 10 spots are available every two years.  

The Student Resident Firefighters chosen for the program will begin working on shift at the beginning of the Fall Quarter following their academy.

You must be an ACCEPTED and REGISTERED UC Davis Student in order to apply and be invited to testing.  It is critical that transfer students hoping to be eligible for the position be fully accepted as a student by the University NO LATER than Winter Quarter preceding the application period.  


We ask that the candidates chosen for the program consider a two year commitment for employment. 


In order to prepare yourself to be a competitive applicant, it is important that you build physical strength as well as endurance and that you visit to get an idea of the written testing process (Fire Team Test).

For questions regarding recruitment or the Student Resident Firefighter Program, please contact Program Co-Coordinator Firefighter Braden Burrhus by email at