Department News

UC Davis Fire Welcomes Its First Medical Director

August 30, 2018

Today Dr. Lisa Mills starts a new adventure serving 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
The UC Davis Fire and Police departments will hold drills on three days in September 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. The sound of simulated gunfire will be part of all three drills, as will pretend victims — volunteers in makeup.

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.

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.

 

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.

UC Davis Recognizes Firefighter & Student Firefighter of the Year

April 10, 2017
Each year the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD), and other Yolo County fire agencies, get the opportunity to recognize outstanding employees.  2017's recognition for UCDFD goes to Fire Engineer Paul Rush and Student Firefighter Andrew McLauchlan for their contributions to the organization.

Paul Rush quickly established himself as a dedicated member of UCDFD when he was hired in 2011. He has consistently taken on many types of initiatives and worked tirelessly to make the department a better place.

Campus Researchers and Responders Train for Rescues in Labs

March 24, 2017
Being one of the nation’s top-tier research institutions means that some of the world’s most important science is being explored and developed in our labs and facilities every day.  The diversity, and complexity, of the research mission at UC Davis requires that the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD) personnel have the knowledge and skills to be ready for just about anything.

This week UCDFD responders along with our partners from EH&S, Safety Services, and campus researchers collaborated to practice a simulated rescue of a downed person in a lab.

UCDFD EMT Program Student Writes For Huffington Post

March 13, 2017

A current student in the UC Davis Fire Dept./Los Rios Community College EMT Certification Program delivered on the UCD Campus recently wrote an article about multi-agency training for large-scale emergencies that was featured on the Huffington Post.

Kathryn Barrett, Contributor and roving Photojournalist for HP got the chance to write a story as she experienced the course and the training first hand.

UC Davis Fire Dept Launches New Website

March 11, 2017
Our New Website is Waiting for You!

March 10, 2017 marks the debut of the new UC Davis Fire Department website.  Easier to navigate menus, improved layout, and frequently updated content will help you find exactly what you need when you need it.

Requesting an incident report, submitting an interest card to become a student firefighter or student EMT, registering for an EMT certification class or CPR course, learning more about the UC Davis Fire Department, and so much more is just a click away!