Welcome to the Pinellas County Billboard Emergency Alert System (B.E.A.S.). The purpose of the B.E.A.S. program is to enhance the countyís existing emergency alert system, with the voluntary use of business and publicly owned electronic messaging signs, in order to display emergency information such as severe weather alerts, evacuation information, and other critical information necessary to protect the lives and property of citizens, businesses, and visitors alike.
Participation in the B.E.A.S. program is easy, completely voluntary, and provides an important public service to the county, your neighbors, for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, and anyone who is visiting Pinellas County. To participate, you need only fill out and submit a short application. Once you sign-up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and then make sure that you set your SPAM filters to allow incoming e-mail from this address.
In an emergency, simply follow the instructions and guidelines in the e-mail from the countyís Emergency Management department, and display the emergency alert on your digital sign. When the emergency has passed, you will receive a new e-mail alerting you so you can take down the message. In addition, if you choose to display non-emergency information for emergency preparedness and B.E.A.S. awareness, you will be provided with rotating messages that you can display at your discretion.
Thatís it! Participation in the B.E.A.S. program can be an effective means to let your community and your customers know that their safety is critical to you and your organization. Help promote the program and your partnership with it. We will provide a B.E.A.S. Partner badge for your Web site and educational packet to help spread the word. We appreciate your cooperation and your participation and we are anxious to help you as you help us.
To get started, simply:
- Review the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
- Complete a Business Contact Information Form:
- Request information or presentation materials:
- Contact us directly with your questions at (727) 464-3800 or via e-mail.