Univ. of Connecticut FD Embraces New Technology For First Responders

CommandScope Software Delivers Critical Data to Serve Over 35,000 Students and Staff in Emergencies


About The University of Connecticut Fire Department

The University of Connecticut Fire Department [UCFD] is a fully operational 24/7 department composed of four platoons of Firefighters, Fire Inspectors and Chief Officers responding from two stations, one located at its main campus in Storrs and the other at the University’s Health Center campus in Farmington. All Firefighters are State of Connecticut licensed Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics who can assist students, visitors, patients, faculty and staff with medical emergencies should they occur. Firefighters are also certified as Hazardous Materials – Technicians and continually train in specialized areas such as radiological emergencies, confined space rescue and participate in live fire training. The Department is equipped with four engines, a tower ladder, two paramedic first response vehicles, four basic life support ambulances, two neonatal ambulances, two hazardous materials response vehicles, two decontamination trailers and numerous support vehicles. The University of Connecticut Public Safety Dispatch Center is also located in the Public Safety Building, located at 126 North Eagleville Road, and is staffed around the clock by Public Safety Dispatchers. The UCONN Public Safety Dispatch Center answers 9-1-1 calls made from the Storrs campus and dispatches the appropriate emergency resources. More information can be found at www.fire.uconn.edu.