CodeRED Test Call

Media Release

From:  Roger Van Loan, Chief of Police

Date:  Tuesday July 28, 2020

Subject: CodeRED Emergency Alert System

Town of Bloomsburg, PA emergency alert system is an informational tool, keeping residents safe

In the event of an emergency, Bloomsburg officials will issue alerts through CodeRED, a high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system allows messages to be quickly delivered to targeted areas of Bloomsburg as a whole.

On July 30, 2020, The Town of Bloomsburg will be conducting a performance test of the system at 1:00 PM, contacting everyone in Bloomsburg who is currently in the emergency database. Receiving a Test message will assure that residents will receive a message when an actual alert is issued by Bloomsburg officials. Residents who have not enrolled to receive emergency CodeRED notifications, or did not receive a test message, should immediately visit the Bloomsburg website and click the CodeRED logo to enroll.

No one should automatically assume that Bloomsburg emergency officials have your contact information, all individuals and businesses should visit bloompd.com and click on the CodeRED link located next to the Twitter and Facebook icons on the upper right side of the webpage.  Those without Internet access may call The Bloomsburg Police Department (570-317-2846), Monday through Friday, (8AM-4PM) to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well.

CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes such as in the case of flooding, shelter-in-place alerts or other emergency situations.

Any questions should be directed to the Bloomsburg Police Department, 570-317-2846