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UC Davis Firefighters Gather Donations For Camp Fire Victims

November 09, 2018
Donations for Camp Fire Victims Accepted until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14

The Camp Fire continues to burn in Butte County with thousands of residents affected and displaced from their residences. The UC Davis Fire Department is collecting new and lightly used items that can help to meet the most critical needs of people and animals, some of whom have lost everything.

UC Davis Fire Welcomes Its First Medical Director

August 30, 2018
Dr. Lisa Mills starts as the Medical Director of the UC Davis Fire Department.
Dr. Mills is a Northern California native with strong family ties to the Sacramento Valley. She is excited to Boldly Go with UC Davis Fire Department to the next level of emergency services beginning with community-focused fire, medical, and emergency care.

UC Davis Fire, Police to Train for Active Shooter

August 30, 2018
UC Davis Fire and Police hold drills to train for active-shooter incidents.
The drills are set for Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 4 and 6, and Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Each exercise will begin with set-up at about 7:30 a.m. and the main activity will be from about 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Campus Fire Joins Regional Dispatch Center

June 30, 2018
UC Davis Fire moving to a new dispatch center starting July 1st, 2018.
“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 be the difference in someone's life by learning 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. Help us build a heart-safe campus by joining our community of everyday heroes!


WHY LEARN HANDS-ONLY CPR?

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.