In an Emergency

Emergency Contact Numbers

Public Safety emergency contact number: 570-577-1111

If response from an ambulance or fire company is needed: 911

Public Safety non-emergency contact number: 570-577-3333

Bucknell Emergency Communications

Updates and information about emergencies impacting the Bucknell community.

In emergencies, Bucknell University will post emergency updates here.

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Local Emergency Services

Bucknell Student Health: 570-577-1401

Evangelical Community Hospital: 570-522-2000
Evangelical Community Hospital, located approximately three miles from campus, is a general hospital with a 24-hour emergency department. If you need to use its facilities, first notify Bucknell Student Health at 570-577-1401, if possible.

Geisinger Medical Center: 570-271-6339
If health care is needed beyond the level available in Lewisburg, a tertiary health-care facility providing more specialized care is available at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, about 15 miles from campus. For general information, call Bucknell Student Health or contact Geisinger directly.

William Cameron Engine Company 
The Lewisburg area is served by the William Cameron Engine Company, a volunteer fire company which operates a 24-hour ambulance service. Students belong to the company and it has a strong tradition of affiliation with Bucknell. To report a fire or call an ambulance, dial 7-1111 from campus phones or 911 from off-campus phones. The ambulance can also be summoned by calling Bucknell Student Health at 570-577-1401.

Buffalo Valley Regional Police: 570-524-4302
Union County Sheriff's Office: 570-524-8717
All sections of campus are under the shared jurisdiction of the Buffalo Valley Regional Police as well as the Union County Sheriff's Office. Any law enforcement officer may come on campus at any time. However, campus facilities are the same as any private facility and cannot be entered by police without the occupant’s permission or a properly executed search warrant.

Emergency Preparedness

Please consult the following resources for information about what to do in a fire, flood or active-shooter scenario.

Fire safety
Flood information
Tornado information
Homeland Security active shooter preparedness video
Homeland Security active shooter response handbook (pdf)

Contact Details

Public Safety


580 Snake Road (between Trax Hall and River Road)