Do on-shift firefighters pay for their own food in local stores and restaurants, or does the city pay for their meals?Each firefighter pays for his or her own food.
- Davis firefighters are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There are three shifts, each shift is on duty for 48 hours. The shifts begin at 8 in the morning.
When responding to a call in the "middle of the night", do the firefighters have to sound the fire engine sirens even though traffic is probably light?
Yes. State vehicle code mandates that while responding Code Three, an emergency response vehicle must have all emergency lights on and the siren sounding. A Code Three response is initiated when life, property or the environment is in immediate jeopardy (ie. bleeding, breathing problems, fire, etc.).
All Site, Building, and Tenant Improvement project plans for addresses, including those outside the city limits, but in Yolo County, must be submitted in person directly to the Davis Fire Department Fire Prevention Section via the Community Development & Sustainability counter at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. or mailed to Davis Fire Department Fire Prevention Section, 23 Russell Blvd, Davis, CA 95616.
- The current turn-around time for a plan review is approximately 15 working days.
3 sets of plans, cut sheets, and calculations are required.
- Any event that requires heating or cooking of food or liquids.
Fire Public Education
No, dust, fumes, and changes in temperature and humidity in a garage can cause smoke alarms to erroneously activate.
Smoke alarms should be placed in each bedroom (sleeping area) and in the hallway leading to the bedrooms. A minimum of one smoke alarm is required on each level of a home, including the basement. Residential smoke alarms are early warning devices to wake a sleeping person or persons.
- The City of Davis Fire Department allows interested community members, 18 years of age and older, to participate in the Firefighter Observer Ride-Along Program (FORP), with on-duty emergency crews at our various fire stations. Firefighter Observer Ride-Along Program Overview
Demonstrations, station tours and facility visits are only offered Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., excluding holidays. Please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the date of the visit.