UCDFD Participates in Yolo County MCI Drill

Firefighters from UC Davis and other Yolo County Fire Departments participated in the multi-day MCI event.
Firefighters from UC Davis and other Yolo County Fire Departments participated in the multi-day MCI event.

Rain did not stop first responders from trying to save the lives of people who had been hit by a box truck in the Yolo County Fairgrounds during a drill.

Dozens of volunteer victims and first responders spent the day setting up and executing the multi-casualty incident drill, which started with volunteers laying on the wet ground as rain continued to fall.

Members from Yolo County Emergency Medical Services, UC Davis Fire, West Sacramento Fire, Yocha Dehe Fire, Woodland Fire, Winters fire as well as other local volunteer agencies participated in the drill. The volunteers can be seen wearing makeup and paint that resembles the wounds that need to be treated. Victims that were "still alive" called out for help as they waited for first responders to assist them. Injuries were simulated based off real emergencies that have occurred.

A partnership between Yolo County and the West Valley Regional Fire Training Consortium put on the drill to help first responders learn to mitigate issues that can come up during a real emergency. “We try to make it as real as possible for them with as many real aspects to it,” Kristin Weivoda, Yolo County Emergency Medical Services Administrator, explained previously.

The 2-day drill commenced with an appearance from the REACH medevac helicopter.

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