Brevard County Emergency Notification System
The Brevard County Emergency Notification System is used by Brevard Emergency Management, county and municipal law enforcement and fire departments, and utility services to notify businesses and residents for public safety purposes such as hazardous materials events, wildfires threatening homes, criminal activity, missing people, street closures, boil water alerts, escaped prisoners, and other situations.
The new and enhanced version of the Emergency Notification system called GeoCast Web is a web-enabled driven GIS interface that allows on and off-site emergency notifications. The application uses GIS technology, providing users with secure access to specific maps for easy geographic selection for areas requiring notification. The integration of digital, street-level maps with the most accurate phone data available enables the delivery of potentially life-saving information or instruction automatically.
Currently Brevard County Emergency Management has 46 dedicated phone lines available for emergency notifications. Based on a 20-second message, the system is able to make 138 phone calls in one minute. Residents can recognize calls from this system with a phrase such as "Emergency notification from Brevard County." The system is able to track which phone numbers it has reached, when someone hangs up, when an answering machine answers, and how many attempts were made. If the system detects an answering machine, it will leave the same message that would have been transmitted to a person who answered the telephone.
Residents whose telephone numbers are unlisted, who do not have landline phones, or who are renters, are encouraged to add their telephone numbers to the database by clicking this link. Updates are conducted on a quarterly basis. For more information, call the Emergency Management Office at (321) 637-6670.