Emergency Communications and Resources

In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation that may involve an immediate or ongoing threat to the health and safety of the Fresno State campus community, the Chief of Police or his/her designee will, without delay:

  • confirm that there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation
  • determine the appropriate segment(s) of the campus community to receive the notification
  • determine the content of the notification
  • initiate the Emergency Notification System (unless issuing the notification will compromise efforts to assist a victim or mitigate the emergency) 

Emergency Notification

Fresno State’s response to an incident will be dictated by the type and magnitude of the emergency. The entire campus may be notified when there is potential for a majority of the University to be affected. There will be continuing assessment of the situation and additional segments of the campus community may be notified if warranted. The Chief of Police or his/her designee will determine the appropriate amount of information to disseminate at different points in time. Follow-up information may be disseminated to the campus community through any of the methods of notification listed. In most situations, multiple methods of notification may be utilized by Fresno State to ensure efficient dissemination of information to as many affected individuals as possible. Campus emergency methods of notification may include, but are not limited to: Bulldog Alert text messaging, outdoor speakers, voice over IP messages to campus phones, emergency radio station, emergency hotline, building safety coordinators, campus websites, portable electronic signboards, and campus email for faculty, staff, and students. Fresno State communicates and cooperates with City of Fresno police regarding potential situations reported to the City that may warrant an emergency response by the University.

TIMELY WARNING

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that in the judgment of the Chief of Police or his designee constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “Timely Warning” will be issued.  The “Timely Warning” bulletins must be related to a crime that is reportable under the Clery Act or that represents an immediate threat to the campus community, i.e. Murder, Manslaughter, Rape, Arson, and Robbery. The “Timely Warning” will be disseminated by any one or more of the following:  emailed to the campus community, posted on the Fresno State Police Department website, and/or sent through text messaging (Bulldog Alert). The Chief of Police or his/her designee will approve all “Timely Warnings” prior to posting. At times, threatening crimes and situations occur in areas surrounding the University that pose a threat to our community, but do not meet the requirements for a “Timely Warning.” In order to keep our University community safe and informed of these instances, the Chief of Police or his/her designee may choose to issue a “Crime Alert,” which will be disseminated in the same manner as a Timely Warning or Emergency Notification.

Resources and Responsibilities

Type of Notification

Responsibility

Purpose

Bulldog Alert (text and/or email)

Campus Police Chief or designee

Campus Emergency Notification
Campus Directives

Fresno State O.N.E.  (Outdoor Notification in an Emergency)

Campus Police Chief or designee

Campus Emergency  Notification

Campus Directives

Emergency Intercom Broadcasting through the campus phone system

Campus Police Chief or designee

Campus Emergency Notification
Campus Directives

 

Hard of Hearing Text Notification

Campus Police Chief or designee

Campus Emergency Notification
Campus Directives

Campus Web Notification

Campus Police Chief or designee

University Communications

Campus Updates
Local Area Updates

Radio 1040 AM

Campus Police Chief or designee

Campus Directives
Campus Updates

Local Area Updates

Local Area Directives

Campus Community Email

Campus Police Chief or designee

Campus Directives

 

University Communications

Campus Updates

Emergency Hotline 559.278.4000

University Communications

Campus Updates

Local Area Updates

Local Area Directives

Portable Signboards

Traffic Operations

Campus Directives

Building Safety Coordinators

Environmental Health and Safety

Building Directives

Web Sites

Fresno State News:
http://fresnostatenews.com

Web Portal 
https://my.fresnostate.edu/

Main Fresno State Website
http://www.fresnostate.edu

Fresno State Police Department: http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/

University Communications

Campus Updates

Local Area Updates

Local Area Directives