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.
His body of work within the organization is nothing short of impressive:
- UC Davis Fire is an American Heart Association Regional Training Center: teaching hands-only, HeartSaver CPR, HeartSaver AED, Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescue, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support.
- UC Davis Fire has an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certification program each with waitlists exceeding 400 individuals from our campus community and beyond. A program with well over 300 graduates now serving in healthcare capacities and advancing their education in allied health fields across the country.
- UC Davis Fire has a partnership with Sac Metro Fire - PMED 106: A real-life, full-emersion, experience opportunity to ride and practice skills on some of the busiest paramedic units in northern California.
- UC Davis Fire is the first University in the Western United States to be certified to teach Stop the Bleed and remains one of only a handful of certified training sites in northern California.
- UC Davis Fire this February became the State’s first nationally recognized HeartSafe campus because of the extraordinary number of people we teach CPR to each year, over 100 public access AEDs on our campus, and year-round public education campaigns that promote sudden cardiac arrest information and initiatives like PulsePoint.
- UC Davis Fire received the EMS Ready Campus Award and the Striving for Excellence in EMS Award from the National Collegiate EMS Foundation. Two firsts in the State of California.
- UC Davis Fire will a Pilot Paramedic Program this summer as we further our work to develop the next generation of allied healthcare providers.
- Captain Hatcher created our Student EMT program, providing real-world experience to college students in pre-hospital care and the allied health professions.
His professional development achievements are numerous, including designation as a Supervising Paramedic Officer from the American College of Paramedic Executives, a graduate of the UC Davis Executive Leadership Program, department representative on numerous county committees address health and human services and is an active member of the IAFC EMS Division.
Captain Hatcher joins previous recipients: Fire Captain Paul Rush, Fire Captain Kyle Dubs, and Fire Engineer Corrie Beall as recipients of this award for their efforts coordinating a regional donation drive for victims of the Camp Fire in 2018.