The Palm Beach County Regional Alert and Notification System partners Emergency Management with fourteen municipalities and four additional agencies in Palm Beach County. All support and training for the system is handled by the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management. The system has been in use here for 8 years, and the Regional system has been running since July 2002.
In the nine years of operation, the system has been used to make more than 2.5 million telephone calls, including more than 200,000 during the hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. These calls have included evacuation orders, callouts for the malaria incident in 2002, notifications for boil water orders, missing children and lost adults, numerous public safety emergencies, municipal events, and public service announcements. Additionally the system played an integral part in the restoration of infrastructure following Hurricanes Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma.