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Campus Fire Joins Regional Dispatch Center

June 30, 2018
The UC Davis Fire Department this weekend will start using a new dispatch center providing upgraded service to the campus, Chief Nate Trauernicht said. He said there will be no disruption in service when the switchover happens this Sunday (July 1).

“This transition is intended to speed our response time, provide medical instructions to callers to help people before we arrive, prioritize the risk of reported emergencies and send the appropriate response based on each situation,” Trauernicht said in announcing the switch to the Yolo Emergency Communications Agency, or YECA.

CPR/AED Awareness Week at UC Davis

May 26, 2018
June 1-7 is CPR/AED Awareness Week. The UC Davis Fire Department invites you to learn hands-only CPR on June 4th and 6th! This is a free event; please come by anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the MU Patio. WHY LEARN HANDS-ONLY CPR?

Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs - is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.

2016-2017 UC Davis Fire Department Annual Report

May 22, 2018
The UC Davis Fire Department has released its 2016-2017 Annual report.

Each year the UC Davis Fire Department shares an overview of highlights and accomplishments from the previous twelve months. General department information, response statistics, program details and more are reviewed.

Click on the image below to access the most recent annual report.

 

UCDFD Participates in Yolo County MCI Drill

May 10, 2018
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.

UCDFD Firefighter, Student Firefighter, and Student EMT of the Year Awards

February 06, 2018
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.

Apply NOW!: UC Davis Students On Call at the Fire Station

February 06, 2018

Original Story By Cody Kitaura/Dateline

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.

Chancellor Thanks Firefighters Who Battled Thomas Fire

February 06, 2018

Original Story By Grant Nejedlo

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.

 

Students Provided Unique Experience Through New Partnership with Sac Metro Fire

June 20, 2017
For nearly three years the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD) has partnered with Los Rios Community Colleges to provide Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification training to the UC Davis Campus and surrounding community.

Doing so has provided a rare opportunity for UCD students, preparing for careers in many medical fields, to enhance their education and gain real-world experience. Last week the opportunity for hands-on experience of program graduates took a huge step forward.

UC Davis Fire Hosts Regional Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Training

June 19, 2017
On May 1st, 2nd, and 5th the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD) hosted a regional multi-casualty incident drill put on by the West Valley Regional Fire Training Consortium (WVRFTC) aimed at helping responders prepare for an emergency that could generate a large number of injured patients all at one time.

Unitrans generously donated one of their retired buses to be rolled over on its side near the former Orchard Park student housing site for a scenario that centered around a bus rollover accident.

UCDFD Crews Train for Challenging Rescues

April 28, 2017
This week UC Davis Fire Department firefighters took the opportunity to further develop their technical rescue skills during a training evolution at Clark Pacific in Woodland, CA.

A simulated victim trapped beneath large slabs of concrete, weighing approximately 1500lbs each, provided ample opportunity for fire crews to utilize multiple tools from Truck 34. Tools such as rescue jacks (struts), airbags, cribbing, a cable come along and pry bars were used in different configurations to rescue the simulated victim.