The purpose of the SFF Program is to provide the UCDFD with UC Davis students who are suitably trained to augment career firefighting personnel working in an all-risk environment.
This is accomplished by giving our student employees hands-on training and professional experience in all aspects of fire and emergency services. This is done in alignment with the UCDFD striking a careful balance between supporting student firefighters in their pursuit of academic success and the organization delivering world-class service to our community.
The program requires a commitment from the students not normally associated with college life, but provides them with structure and work experience. The experience and values gained as a Student Resident Firefighter helps foster future career firefighters, as a great many of our students have moved on into such emergency service careers.
The UC Davis Fire Department is extremely proud of the Student Resident Firefighters and the program in general, which is one of only three such programs on college campuses in the United States.