What Does BZ Mean?

Bravo Zulu when conveyed by flaghoist, morse code, or voice comms at the end of a mission means Well Done. It was introduced between allied forces in World War II.

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Empowering Future Emergency Managers: D4H Partners with Western Illinois University

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Western Illinois University's Emergency Management Program in the School of Law of Enforcement and Justice Administration. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to advancing emergency management and preparedness worldwide.

A New Era of Learning

Western Illinois University is renowned for its Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management programs, which produce exceptional talent in the field. Together with Western Illinois University, we aim to empower students with real-world experience, using D4H’s intuitive emergency management software platform in Western Illinois University’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and classrooms.

"We’re delighted to partner with Western Illinois University’s Emergency Management Program. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our mission to support the next generation of emergency management professionals. We’re excited to bring our software to Western Illinois University’s outstanding program and provide students with real-world tools to excel in their careers."
— Robin Blandford, Founder & CEO of D4H
Western Illinois University EOC with D4H

What This Means for Western Illinois University Students

Western Illinois University’s Emergency Management students will gain hands-on experience with our industry-leading software, preparing them for the challenges they will face as future emergency managers and practitioners. They will have the opportunity to leverage D4H’s technology to streamline information, communicate effectively with external stakeholders, and make data-driven decisions during emergencies.

WIU students using D4H emergency management software

Experiences So Far

"The team at D4H is simply excellent! They’ve welcomed our feature suggestions, this clearly shows the humility their staff has and their constant drive to be better. I really appreciate that in the company. Working with D4H has been a joy, and I really love the product."
— Dr. Jamie Johnson, Assistant Director of the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University

Dr. Johnson’s comments about his experiences working with D4H reflect the high level of service and commitment we strive to provide to our partners and customers. We take pride in fostering a community where feedback is welcomed, and we continuously seek ways to enhance our products based on the needs of our users. As we move forward with this partnership, we are excited to build on these positive experiences and continue working together to elevate emergency management education and preparedness.

WIU EOC with D4H on screens

An Exciting Journey Ahead

As part of this partnership, we look forward to working closely with Western Illinois University and engaging in joint initiatives. In the coming months, we will be sharing more insights, success stories, and updates about our collaboration with Western Illinois University. Additionally, we’re planning a Bravo Zulu live stream in January following a full-scale emergency management exercise. On the live stream, Dr. Johnson will discuss the department’s experiences with D4H and the insights gained from the exercise.

Please join us in welcoming Western Illinois University to the D4H community, and stay tuned for more exciting updates!


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