Rain did not stop first responders from trying to save the lives of people who had been hit by a box truck in the Yolo County Fairgrounds during a drill.
Dozens of volunteer victims and first responders spent the day setting up and executing the multi-casualty incident drill, which started with volunteers laying on the wet ground as rain continued to fall.
Each year the UC Davis Fire Department recognizes employees who are exemplary at their work and who go above and beyond with their performance and efforts to support our mission. Congratulations to this year's recipients!
Firefighter of the Year
Michael McCartney consistently strives to improve our department by giving 110% since being hired in 2013. Mike is a UC Davis alum, and an alum of the UC Davis Fire Department's Student Firefighter Program.
When a call comes into the UC Davis Fire Department, help is only a couple minutes away — and sometimes some of the first responders are students.
At any given time, the department has 15 student firefighters, who live at the station and get firsthand experience going on calls, train with other staff, and, after two years, earn certifications that prepare them to enter the workforce.
The UC Davis Fire Department’s brand-new fire engine made its first visit to the Chancellor’s Residence last week, and no, there wasn’t an emergency.
Chancellor Gary S. May and his wife, LeShelle, extended a breakfast invitation to the crew members who deployed to the Thomas Fire in Southern California for more than 14 days, arriving home just before the winter holiday.