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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 will receive a two-year CPR certification through the American Heart Association. 

A cost of $35 covers participation in the online WATCHDOG Safety Summit, CPR Training, a box of Narcan, and assorted WATCHDOG swag ($85 value). Space is limited to 90 currently enrolled Fresno State students. 

A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information email Kathy Yarmo at

WATCHDOG participants will learn: 

  • Bystander intervention (How to help a fellow Bulldog)
  • NEW Lifesaving Narcan (Opioid overdose prevention) training 
  • Campus safety and 911 protocol
  • Adult CPR/AED/Choking certification training

Spring 2023 Registration

The WATCHDOG Safety Summit will be held virtually on either Saturday, March 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. or Saturday, March 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. Students must attend one of these mandatory safety summits in order to participate in the CPR training classes listed below, unless already CPR certified. The CPR training will be held in-person in the Large Conference Room of the Student Health and Counseling Center with a maximum attendance of no more than 10 students per class. Students will be required to wear masks during the training.

The last day to register and pay will be Wednesday, March 8. You will receive a confirmation email with information on how and where to pay. Fees are non-refundable.

Register to attend the WATCHDOG Safety Summit

WATCHDOG CPR Training Dates
Date Time
Saturday, March 25 8 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 25 12 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 3:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 15 8 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 15 12 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 15 3:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Friday, April 28 8 to 11 a.m.
Friday, April 28 12 to 3 p.m.
Friday, April 28 3:15 to 6:15 p.m.

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