During the events, COBRA supported different missions based on agency and user requirements, keeping millions of residents and visitors safe. Previously, COBRA has supported Emergency Operations Centers, field deployed Command Posts, and HAZMAT response teams during similar large-scale events.
COBRA is a turn-key, commercial-off-the-shelf emergency management solution designed to work on any modern web browser, including mobile-friendly formats for Microsoft, iOS, and Android mobile devices. Dynamis’ COBRA software provide a proven, scalable incident management / common operating picture solution that exceeds customer requirements during both National Security Events and daily activities.
Two Nations, One Software.
January was a busy month for Dynamis. Not only was it used to keep the nation’s capital safe during the inaugural events, the nation of Belgium went live on January 1 with a COBRA-based solution for their national Incident & Crisis Information Management System (ICMS).
Capable of supporting up to 4000 users from the local to the federal level, Belgian emergency services will use the COBRA-based ICMS across the entire crisis cycle, including planning, exercises, incident management, and evaluation.
Belgium now uses COBRA as its single national repository for all emergency management related information. The system is used by 1,200 jurisdictions, 2,500 organizations, 4,000 active users, and maintains 60,000 emergency management related contacts. In addition, Belgium grants system access to each jurisdiction for managing their emergency management plans, exercise plans, After Action Reports (AARs), planning scenarios, national GIS layers, national vulnerable/critical facility layers, hospital bed status information, and more.
This project requires COBRA to display critical and vulnerable facilities on a map, allow agencies to upload and manage personal GIS map layers, share information between local communities and Federal users, support four different languages (French, Dutch, German, and English), integrate with military/federal map servers using WMS feeds, and include custom crisis response forms.
“Thanks to ICMS using the COBRA software, the Belgian authorities can collaborate for their missions in the field of safety and security, and have a common situational awareness which is critical during emergencies.” - Peter Mertens, Belgium Department of Interior, Crisis Center Communications