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Student Health and Counseling Center


WATCHDOG is a safety education program that trains students to respond effectively in emergency situations and acquaints them with campus safety resources. Students also have the opportunity to become CPR certified through the American Red Cross. This training is only available to current Fresno State students. 

A cost of $35 covers: WATCHDOG lanyard and t-shirt, handouts and CPR Training. 

WATCHDOG participants will learn: 

  • Bystander intervention 
  • The signs of alcohol overdose
  • Safe partying tips
  • Campus safety
  • 911 protocol
  • Adult CPR/AED certification training


The WATCHDOG Safety Summit will be held virtually on Saturday, October 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Only 50 students will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must attend this mandatory safety summit training and one of the four CPR training classes listed below, unless already CPR certified. The CPR training will be held in person with a maximum attendance of no more than 10 students per class. Students will be required to wear masks during the training. 

CPR Training Dates and Times
Date Time
Saturday, October 30 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 7 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 20 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 21 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register to participate in the WATCHDOG Safety Summit here.

The last to register and pay is Monday, October 11. You will receive a confirmation email with information on how and where to pay. Fees are non-refundable. 

For more information about the program or accommodations, please contact Kathy Yarmo at 559.278.6739 or Requests for accommodations should be made at least one week in advance of the program.