I would like to encourage all eligible UC Davis students to apply for the Student Resident Program. As a student firefighter at UCD Fire Dept. for almost three years, I can say that it was one of the best experiences in my life. Beyond the firefighting and EMS skills I learned, I gained valuable experience in leadership, communication skills and how to remain calm in stressful situations. Students in the Resident Firefighting Program work shifts at night and on weekends alongside some of the best career firefighters at UC Davis. In exchange for working shifts, students have the opportunity to live at the fire station to learn the everyday atmosphere of the fire service.
I could never thank the firefighters and staff at the UC Davis Fire Dept. enough for the opportunities I was able to experience in my three years there. It was an eye-opening experience and I encourage all to apply. For more information, see the UCD Fire Dept. website or visit Station 34 on campus.