Just two days after undergoing annual wildland fire training at UC Davis’ Russell Ranch, the UC Davis Fire Department, and other regional firefighting departments, responded to the largest fire of this year’s early season so far.
On Saturday February 29th, in Boston at the National Collegiate EMS Foundation Conference, UC Davis Fire Department received a prestigious national designation and two awards for our EMS and Pre-Hospital Care preparation, response, and education/outreach work. We are the first university in California to receive any of these:
On February 10th the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD) welcomed seven new Student EMTs (SEMTs) and Senior Student EMT (SrSEMT) at a badge pinning ceremony hosted at the campus Conference and Event Center.
UCDFD Fire Captain Scott Hatcher shared a history of the program that is new to the organization within the last few years as a complementary offering to our student firefighter program and offers real-world experience following participation in our EMT certification program.
UC Davis Fire Department EMS Captain Scott Hatcher becomes the 4th person in the department to receive the Fire Chief's Citation of Excellence. This award is given to a person, or persons, who through an event or program they created have elevated the reputation of the campus fire department and the UC Davis campus as a whole. The event or program will be a representation of the department’s values and seeks to recognize those who selflessly go above and beyond.
Captain Hatcher is the vision behind our EMS and Pre-Hospital Care Division.