Emergency Preparedness


Police Line : Do not Cross

If you have not yet viewed the Shots Fired video on D2L for students or the Minnesota Self Serve Site for faculty and staff, please take some time and view this video to better prepare yourself in case of an active threat event. 

-Students can get to the video from the home page of their D2L through the link that says "Campus Information for All Students"

This video depicts the practice St. Cloud State has adopted of run, hide, fight when responding to an active threat.  In the unlikely event that an active threat is present in one of the buildings at SCSU, administration strongly suggests that you take the following actions:

RUN:  If you are in an area where you feel safe to do so, flee from the building immediately.

HIDE:  If you are unable to run away from the threat, find a nearby lockable room and take shelter.

FIGHT:  As a last resort, if an active threat is in your immediate vicinity, defend yourself.

Use the above option that best fits the situation that you are in based upon the details that you are aware of regarding the known threat.  Also realize your options are fluid and will change as the threat changes. This practice is designed to allow you as students to use your best judgement to help keep yourself as safe as possible.

The Public Safety Department is available to answer questions or provide additional resources.  Please contact David Schnettler, Patrol Supervisor, at 320-308-4060 or dschnettler@stcloudstate.edu.




Staying informed is the first step to Emergency Management.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers many free online classes that can be taken in order to better prepare for a disaster.  These classes can be found here.

A step by step guide to using the training modules can be found here.

All EOC members are required to take three FEMA online classes to prepare them for their emergency management role on campus

  1. IS-100.HE: Introduction to Incident Command System for Higher Education, click here to bring you to the page
  2. IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, click here to bring you to the page

  3. IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction, click here to bring you to the page