Emergency exercise, siren testing Nov. 13 at BU

For Immediate Release:  Nov. 10, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—Components of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s emergency notification system, including campus sirens, will be tested on Sunday, Nov. 13, between 8 a.m. and noon as part of on-campus training.

BU Police officers and law enforcement partners from the State Police and area municipal departments, including Bloomsburg Town Police, will participate in training with members of the campus community. The activity is a simulation of an actual emergency situation and is designed to maintain a high level of emergency preparedness to benefit both the university and local residents.

All BU students and registered faculty and staff will receive a test text message related to the Sunday, Nov. 13, emergency drill. The notification system may contact members of the campus community via text, email, voice mail and sirens installed on upper and lower campus when an emergency situation develops.

BU tests the emergency notification system once each semester.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.