Department News News Feed Department News News Feed for UC Davis Fire Department en UC Davis Fire Department Chief Awarded Chief Fire Officer Designation Chief Trauernicht awarded professional designation of Chief Fire Officer (CFO) after successfully completing designation program and process required by Commission on Professional Credentialing. June 11, 2019 Anonymous FireWeb User Chelsea Bills promoted to direct regional firefighter training <p>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.</p> June 03, 2019 Anonymous FireWeb User UC Davis Fire Welcomes Its First Medical Director Dr. Lisa Mills starts as the Medical Director of the UC Davis Fire Department. <br /> 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. <p class="u-clear"> August 30, 2018 Anonymous FireWeb User UC Davis Fire, Police to Train for Active Shooter UC Davis Fire and Police hold drills to train for active-shooter incidents. <br /> 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. <p class="u-clear"> August 30, 2018 Anonymous FireWeb User Campus Fire Joins Regional Dispatch Center UC Davis Fire moving to a new dispatch center starting July 1st, 2018. <br /> “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. <p> June 30, 2018 Anonymous FireWeb User 2016-2017 UC Davis Fire Department Annual Report The UC Davis Fire Department has released its 2016-2017 Annual report. <p>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.</p> <p>Click on the image below to access the most recent annual report.</p> May 22, 2018 Nathan Trauernicht UCDFD Firefighter, Student Firefighter, and Student EMT of the Year Awards 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. February 06, 2018 Anonymous FireWeb User Apply NOW!: UC Davis Students On Call at the Fire Station <p>Original Story By Cody Kitaura/Dateline</p> 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. <p>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.</p> February 06, 2018 Anonymous FireWeb User Chancellor Thanks Firefighters Who Battled Thomas Fire <p>Original Story By Grant Nejedlo</p> 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. <p>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.</p> February 06, 2018 Anonymous FireWeb User UCDFD Crews Train for Challenging Rescues 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. <p>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.</p> April 28, 2017 Anonymous FireWeb User