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Emergency Procedures & Preparation

Emergency Procedures

In an emergency
Call 559.278.8400
911 from a campus phone

An emergency situation could occur at any moment and cause panic and confusion. A well-coordinated effort among those affected by the emergency can prevent the spread of chaos and facilitate an eventual return to a peaceful existence.

California State University, Fresno, has established a multi-hazard emergency operation plan that defines responsibilities and delineates use of campus resources in order to respond to emergency situations.

This section of the website is a brief guide to familiarize university students, faculty and staff with procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. Its content is not all-inclusive but is designed to highlight emergency conditions that may occur.

As stated previously, a coordinated effort by the entire university community will be necessary if a major disaster occurs on the campus. Buildings may need to be evacuated and must be done so in a safe and orderly manner. In case of a region-impacting event, it may be necessary to stay on campus for a period of time. It is also feasible that large numbers of students, faculty, staff and families from the surrounding community may assemble on campus and require information, food, and shelter.

The following pages will assist in responding to emergency situations. They should be reviewed before an emergency occurs.

Fresno State Police Department is always available to assist and can be reached 559.278.8400 or 911 from a campus phone.

Note: If you call 911 from a cell phone the call is answered by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatch center. Be sure you inform the CHP dispatcher of your location and emergency need.

Any questions concerning emergency procedures should be directed to the Fresno State Police Department.

In an Emergency

Call Fresno State Police Department

  • 559.278.8400
  • 911 from a campus phone