Seconds Count In An Emergency!

The City of Sumner, in conjunction with the Bremer-Waverly Law Enforcement Board (BWLEB), has a free service provided by Bremer County and the State of Iowa, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers and receipt of notifications by the intended recipient cannot be guaranteed. Alerts sent from Bremer County may originate from the following codes: 226787, 67283, 78015, 81437, or 77295 for text messages, (319) 515-0515 for voice notifications, and BremerCountyIowaAlerts@getrave.com or email messages.

Please be sure to save these in your phone and/or address book.


Bremer County's emergency notification system is changing from Code Red to Alert Iowa. What does this mean for you? Most importantly, weather announcements will now be provided, based on options selected.

All users will automatically receive Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Shelter In Place and Tornado Warnings. Please note that Blizzard, Flood and Winter Storm Warning Alerts will only be received between 6 am and 10 pm.

You must register with Alert Iowa to take advantage of the new system. In order to receive both text and voice alerts, you must enter your cell phone number twice. Select the “Text” option the first time and the “Voice” option the second time.