Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness


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Bloomsburg University has a system for communicating emergency information to the campus community. The AT&T Rave system is designed to send text, voice and email messages to compatible devices in the event of an emergency situation.

Emergency Contacts

  • BU Police 570-389-2211
  • Town Police 570-784-4155
  • Bloomsburg Fire Department 570-295-5362
  • Bloomsburg Hospital ER 570-387-2111
  • Geisinger Medical Center ER 570-271-6591
  • CDC 1-800-232-4636
  • Mental Health Emergencies 1-800-222-9016
  • Columbia County DOS 570-389-5720
  • BeSafe Hotline 570-389-2723

There is currently no emergency facing the Bloomsburg University campus, but in the event of an emergency, this space will be used to provide timely information for students, parents, faculty, staff, and other members of the university community. It will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

If a major emergency — such as a flood, fire, or hazardous material accident — occurs, the Executive Staff will activate the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) from which it will direct the university's response. Simultaneously, specially trained response groups will be activated. All efforts are designed to protect students, faculty and staff.

In the event of an emergency, updates will be posted as they become available.

Media Sources

For immediate, minute-to-minute information, the following local media may be accessed: