The City of Bedford has launched Bedford Alert, a mass communication and emergency preparedness system. The City implemented Bedford Alert for city officials to stay connected with residents and efficiently provide them with information. In the event of a tornado warning, a water main break, a police incident or any other information in the area, officials can send voice, text, email or TTY/DD messages directly to residents and businesses in just minutes.
Publicly-available primary residential and business phones in Bedford will automatically be included in the system. However, to ensure the City has the most up-to-date contact information, including cell phone numbers and email addresses, residents should visit the Bedford Alert Portal to sign-up. Users should provide complete information and indicate their preference for being contacted, language and message topics. Residents without internet access are encouraged to visit the Bedford Public Library for free Internet and computer access.