Last week UC Davis Firefighters participated in a training designed and organized by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the Department of Animal Science as part of a wider initiative to enhance campus preparedness for, responding to, and resolving hazardous incidents involving animals
Each year the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD), and other Yolo County fire agencies, get the opportunity to recognize outstanding employees. 2017's recognition for UCDFD goes to Fire Engineer Paul Rush and Student Firefighter Andrew McLauchlan for their contributions to the organization.
Paul Rush quickly established himself as a dedicated member of UCDFD when he was hired in 2011. He has consistently taken on many types of initiatives and worked tirelessly to make the department a better place.
Being one of the nation’s top-tier research institutions means that some of the world’s most important science is being explored and developed in our labs and facilities every day. The diversity, and complexity, of the research mission at UC Davis requires that the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD) personnel have the knowledge and skills to be ready for just about anything.
This week UCDFD responders along with our partners from EH&S, Safety Services, and campus researchers collaborated to practice a simulated rescue of a downed person in a lab.
A current student in the UC Davis Fire Dept./Los Rios Community College EMT Certification Program delivered on the UCD Campus recently wrote an article about multi-agency training for large-scale emergencies that was featured on the Huffington Post.
Kathryn Barrett, Contributor and roving Photojournalist for HP got the chance to write a story as she experienced the course and the training first hand.