DisasterLAN (DLAN) is a state-of-the-art, web-based, COTS crisis information management system, designed for the use in emergency operations centers (EOCs). This product, which was designed by emergency managers, for emergency managers, provides an easy-to-use, highly configurable interface based upon the workflow requirements of the emergency management community. Furthermore, DisasterLAN is fully NIMS-compliant, highly secure, and is used by agencies at state, county, and local levels as well as private corporations. Any organization can easily track and manage multiple incidents, monitor RSS & video feeds, social media and GIS data.
DisasterLAN can be installed at a fixed facility, as a mobile solution, or as a virtual solution in a data center. Due to DisasterLAN's web-based architecture, anyone with a functioning Internet connection and proper security privileges can participate in incident management no matter where they are located. Sold as a single-site license with no per-user charges, as an incident grows in size, additional personnel can be brought into the "virtual EOC" with a few clicks of the mouse button! Critical incident information can quickly be shared between a local EOC and state or federal partners, instantly and securely. In order to accommodate the diverse needs of the emergency management community, DisasterLAN has been developed in a well-organized, modular fashion and can be adapted for use in government and corporate EOC's, hospitals, nuclear power facilities, transportation, and a variety of other industries. Therefore, each DLAN installation has the means to be tailored to the specific workflow requirements of each customer. Many system customizations can be done by the customer at no additional cost!
DLAN is designed to manage both scheduled events and emergency incidents of varying size and scope. There are four standard editions of DLAN available and many options to add on modules or otherwise customize the product to meet any customer's needs
Buffalo Computer Graphics' DisasterLAN product family is pre-approved for purchase on the HIRE (Hazardous Incident Response Equipment) Contract - award number 19745, contract number PC62312. For more information on the HIRE Contract click here.
NIMS is a system mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5 that provides a consistent approach for federal, state, local and nongovernmental organizations to work together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies. NIMS is part of the National Response Plan and is based upon the Incident Command System which is widely recognized as best practice in the field of emergency management. To ensure coordination and compatibility, the NIMS includes a core set of concepts, principles, and terminology. HSPD-5 identifies these as the Incident Command System; multi agency coordination systems; training; identification and management of resources; qualification and certification; and the collection, tracking, and reporting of incident information and incident resources. The President's directive is a requirement to receive federal funding.