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Why you need a dedicated emergency management solution

There are many emergency management agencies who currently use an array of different apps designed for normal office operations for their emergency operations. However, a dedicated solution is an important investment that will improve an emergency response and simplify your day-to-day operations.

The Todd DeVoe Podcast is Available now!

The podcast featured members of the DLAN community as well as some BCG staff.

DLAN 14.1 Now Available

Adds New Features for Implementing FEMA’s NQS and Additional Notification Options

New DLAN 14 Features Fully Revamped GIS Platform

DLAN 14 introudces an all new GIS platform with improved speed & performance, advanced drawing tools, and more control over how you view, work with, and report on geospatial data. 

DLAN’s GIS Mapping Integrates with Robust Power Outage Notification Tools

BCG’s DisasterLAN (DLAN) software now integrates with Gridmetrics’ Power Event Notification System (PENS)

White Paper: DLAN Tools for Daily Use

Using DisasterLAN (DLAN) for daily operations not only helps keep staff prepared for emergency operations, but also ensures you get the most out of your software investment.

This paper reviews some of the many ways DLAN can be used to optimize daily operations.

Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Achieves ISO 27001:2013 Certification

As part of our commitment to data security, BCG is now an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified provider. 

DLAN Year in Review: 2021

As we close out 2021, we would like to take some time to look back on all we have accomplished with the help of our DLAN community.

DLAN 12.4 Enhances Task Management, AGO Integrations, and Multi-Jurisdictional Use

DLAN 12.4  speeds up ticket creation and management, extends AGO sharing abilities, expediates ICS form creation, and enhances multi-jurisdictional security.

DLAN Provides Emergency Management to The Los Angeles Operational Area

BCG was recently selected to provide our DisasterLAN (DLAN) emergency management software to the 88 cities within the Los Angeles Operational Area.

DLAN Point of Distribution and Dispensing: Broome County Use Case

Our latest Case Study focuses on Broome County (NY) Office of Emergency Service's successful implementation of our new set of tools for Point of Distribution and Dispensing (POD) management.

White Paper: Pandemic Preparedness & Response

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted some of the shortcomings in current emergency
management tools and processes. BCG offers insights into how to improve preparedness and response.

DLAN Regional Implementation: Broome County Use Case

Broome County (NY) Office of Emergency Services recently expanded their DLAN system to allow municipalities to access the system to work on their own local incidents. This means the Broome County DLAN system now allows municipalities to work on incidents independently and share information with each other, while also being able to escalate to the county level as needed. 

DLAN Implemented to Improve Ontario's Emergency Response Operations

We are happy to welcome the Province of Ontario Emergency Management to the DLAN Community!

Case Study: Toronto Hydro Simplifies Emergency Response with DLAN

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited  (THESL) recently implemented Buffalo Computer Graphics’ DLAN software to help improve overall situational awareness during incidents.

BCG Receives $1.25 Million Contract to Navy Bridge Part Task Trainer (BPTT) Program

BCG has been awarded a subcontract with a value of $1.25 million from Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. (Huntsville, AL) an Employee Owned Company, to support the U.S. Navy’s Bridge Part Task Trainer Program. 

Case Study: Rochester, Minnesota Improves Flood Preparedness with DLAN

Rochester Minnesota’s commitment to preparedness paid off as they were able to easily visualize all likely scenarios and prepare accordingly. With proper planning and the right system, Rochester Minnesota was able to efficiently respond to a rapidly changing situation and keep their community safe.

Penn State expands use of DLAN to include football and large campus events

Penn State University Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recently expanded its use of DLAN to include all home football games and other large on campus events. DLAN keeps all stakeholders informed and includes all the tools necessary to move from event monitoring to emergency activation.

Incident Management Software Interoperability Challenges and Solutions: White Paper

Interoperability is the key to large scale multi-jurisdictional responses. This paper will review some of the challenges BCG customers have faced with both external and internal interoperability challenges and how DLAN was able to meet these challenges. Specifically the paper will go over system to system, mapping, mass communication, and authentication or security challenges.

DLAN Helped Make the Invictus Games a Safe and Successful Event

"Having the support of BCG and their partner FutureShield through the provision of the DLAN System for the Invictus Games was instrumental in the successful operations of the Invictus Games Main Operations Centre. The DLAN system was easy to use and allowed us to track activities and issues across the Games theatre and to communicate with our workforce out at venues, all key in operating a successful Games." - Dena Coward, Chief Operating Officer.