EMS

CPR/AED Awareness Week at UC Davis

May 26, 2018
June 1-7 is CPR/AED Awareness Week. The UC Davis Fire Department invites you to learn hands-only CPR on June 4th and 6th! This is a free event; please come by anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the MU Patio. WHY LEARN HANDS-ONLY CPR?

Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs - is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.

UCDFD Participates in Yolo County MCI Drill

May 10, 2018
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.

Students Provided Unique Experience Through New Partnership with Sac Metro Fire

June 20, 2017
For nearly three years the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD) has partnered with Los Rios Community Colleges to provide Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification training to the UC Davis Campus and surrounding community.

Doing so has provided a rare opportunity for UCD students, preparing for careers in many medical fields, to enhance their education and gain real-world experience. Last week the opportunity for hands-on experience of program graduates took a huge step forward.

UC Davis Fire Hosts Regional Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Training

June 19, 2017
On May 1st, 2nd, and 5th the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD) hosted a regional multi-casualty incident drill put on by the West Valley Regional Fire Training Consortium (WVRFTC) aimed at helping responders prepare for an emergency that could generate a large number of injured patients all at one time.

Unitrans generously donated one of their retired buses to be rolled over on its side near the former Orchard Park student housing site for a scenario that centered around a bus rollover accident.