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 notification system (unless issuing the notification will compromise efforts to assist a victim or mitigate the emergency)
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: 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.