BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) and partner Emergency Preparedness Resource Group (EPRG) recently took part in administering an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) exercise for Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services in New York. The exercise utilized BCG's DisasterLAN (DLAN) software, which has been used by the County since 2011.
As part of BCG's commitment to act as an emergency response partner beyond its role as an EOC software vendor, BCG staff members participated in the exercise from preparation to after-action reporting.
Approximately 32 people from Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services and other County agencies participated in the four hour exercise on October 14th inside Rockland County's EOC. The exercise simulated a hazardous winter storm with realistic situational information updated throughout the day. BCG staff created a number of "injects," or pre-staged developments, within DisasterLAN that were presented at different time intervals during the exercise. BCG staff also provided general support and on-the-spot training for all staff members.
Chris Jensen, Program Coordinator at Rockland County, noted the helpfulness of BCG's involvement, saying, "Participants were able to utilize the various functions of the DisasterLAN software and successfully navigate the exercise. The facilitator's knowledge of the system, expertise and ability to deliver a dynamic training experience is to be applauded."
EPRG helped setup, oversee, and review the exercise. BCG and EPRG are in the process of delivering an after-action report that will capture participant activity and will provide recommendations on configuring the DLAN system to better support the Rockland EOC processes to enhance communication and functionality.
DisasterLAN is a web-based incident management system designed for use in emergency operations centers to manage both planned events and disasters using ICS and NIMS standards.
About Buffalo Computer Graphics, Inc:
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) is a global provider of Incident Management Software, Mass Notification Systems, Maritime Training Solutions, and Custom Hardware & Software Engineering. The ability to provide COTS and custom-tailored solutions that integrate with client's existing infrastructure is what sets BCG apart from its competitors.
About Emergency Preparedness Resource Group, LLC:
The mission and vision of EPRG is to utilize Subject Matter Experts and practical experience to provide comprehensive customized emergency preparedness planning and consultation.
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