Department News

Apply Now for the UC Davis Student Firefighter Program

November 30, 2019
Applications for our 2020 Academy Class are OPEN

Your journey into the most unique student job on campus starts here and now; with the UC Davis Fire Department!

CLICK HERE to be re-directed to the online application via the UC Davis Student Employment site, access the system with your Kerberos login. Job #: 3320426

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.

 

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.