Department News

UC Davis Fire Department Earns National Desingation and Recognition for Emergency Medical Services & Education

February 29, 2020

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:

HeartSafe Campus Designation

New Student EMTs Welcomed with Badge Pinning Ceremony

February 10, 2020

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.

EMS Captain Scott Hatcher Recieves Fire Chief's Citation of Excellence Award

February 10, 2020

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.

New Home for Antique Fire Engine 4

January 28, 2020

The UC Davis Fire Department's (UCDFD) antique Engine 4 found it's way to a new home at the Sacramento Regional Fire Museum in West Sacramento. Engine 4 will be housed in the museum along with other antique apparatuses from Dixon, Fairfield, Winters, Sacramento City and others in this brand new facility. It will be included in a display about the UCDFD's story including information about their programs, history, and memorabilia. 

Chelsea Bills promoted to direct regional firefighter training

June 03, 2019

UC Davis Fire Department’s Chelsea Bills was selected as the new West Valley Regional Fire Training Consortium (WVRFTC) Director. Bills’ promotion to the role on May 1, makes her the first-ever female member of the UCDFD command staff.

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.

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.