DLAN helps Algonquin College Prepare the Next Generation of Emergency Managers
BCG is pleased to announce that Algonquin College will be utilizing our DLAN software for their Bachelor of Public Safety degree program this year. The software was donated by BCG to help train students on Emergency Management best practices.
Students will be able to use the system to create full emergency scenarios. They will be able to create ICS/IMS forms, Incident Action Plans, and Situation Reports; collaborate on scenario missions and tasks, and track scenario resources. They will also be able to view scenario information on dashboards and maps. This will help prepare them for real-world events.
“Recent emergency events have demonstrated that having robust technologies to support emergency managers is important, but not enough. It is critical for first response organizations to be able to rapidly deploy and effectively leverage these tools! You cannot learn to manage the technology or software during the event. Our objective is to develop emergency managers and operators with the knowledge and expertise to use these systems from the outset.” - Major (Retired) Graham Newbold, PhD, Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Public Safety
BCG believes it is important to train future emergency managers using the tools they will see in the field. We are happy to be able to donate our software to educational institutions to help prepare the next generation of emergency managers.
The mission of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. Algonquin College, an Ontario public sector community college, does this by offering hands-on, digitally connected, experiential learning in more than 340 programs. Based in the Ottawa Valley, Algonquin College is the largest polytechnic institute in Eastern Ontario.