Training and Exercises


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  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 9 km SE of La Placita de Morelos, Mexico

    9 minutes ago WATCH

  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 81 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Chimoio, Manica - Mozambique

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Chinsali, Northern - Zambia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 184 km WSW of Pariaman, Indonesia

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Thunderstorm - Cat Lake, Ontario, Canada

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Cyclone - Madeline

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Burt Plain, Northern Territory - Australia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Gibb, Western Australia - Australia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Storm - Gaston

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Home Reef, Tonga

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Hurricane - Fiona

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - N of Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Squall - E of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Frost - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Frost - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - El Salvador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 7.6 - 37 km SE of Aquila, Mexico

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - South Sandwich Islands region

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Ligonha, Nampula - Mozambique

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Mopipi, Central - Botswana

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Mahalapye, Central - Botswana

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Mavinga, Cuando Cubango - Angola

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Rundu, Kavango - Namibia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Serowe, Central - Botswana

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Cuangar, Kavango - Namibia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Cuangar, Kavango - Namibia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Tsau, North-West - Botswana

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Kasama, Northern - Zambia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Ghanzi - Botswana

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Mochudi, Kgatleng - Botswana

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Mocuba, Zambezia - Mozambique

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Camabatela, Cuanza Norte - Angola

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Chimoio, Manica - Mozambique

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Mpika, Northern - Zambia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Chimoio, Manica - Mozambique

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of Molepolole, Kweneng - Botswana

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Cuangar, Kavango - Namibia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ondjiva, Cunene - Angola

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 253 km ESE of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SE of Mavinga, Cuando Cubango - Angola

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Kawambwa, Luapula - Zambia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Angoche, Nampula - Mozambique

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Mwanza - Malawi

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Nsanje - Malawi

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Mocuba, Zambezia - Mozambique

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Moatize, Tete - Mozambique

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Frost - St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - S of Libby, Montana - United States

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Leavenworth, Washington - United States

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Leavenworth, Washington - United States

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Koktal, Karaganda - Kazakhstan

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    12 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Fortaleza, Rondonia -Brazil

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of San Ignacio, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Cidade Vale do Rio Cristalino, Para -Brazil

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ascension, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of San Ramon de la Nueva Oran, Salta - Argentina

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Pesoe, Mato Grosso -Brazil

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of San Javier, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Ascension, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Ascension, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Porto Antigo, Mato Grosso -Brazil

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Conceicao, Mato Grosso -Brazil

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Trinidad, El Beni - Bolivia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Senhorita, Mato Grosso -Brazil

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Robore, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Puerto Villarroel, Cochabamba - Bolivia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Fuerte Olimpo, Alto Paraguay - Paraguay

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Mopipi, Central - Botswana

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Palumpa, Northern Territory - Australia

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Mistake Creek, Queensland - Australia

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Zabaykal’sk, Chitinskaya - Russia

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 70 miles E of Chignik, Alaska - 5.1

    18 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Tucurui, Pará - Brazil

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Mucusso, Caprivi - Angola

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Lehututu, Kgalagadi - Botswana

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Rundu, Kavango - Namibia

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Pretoria, Gauteng - South Africa

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Brits, North West - South Africa

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Plumtree, Matabeleland South - Zimbabwe

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Mahalapye, Central - Botswana

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Rustenburg, North West - South Africa

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Mucusso, Caprivi - Angola

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Serowe, Central - Botswana

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Odisha, India

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Thailand

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Dominican Republic

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 66 km SSW of Hualien City, Taiwan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - NW of Nova Holanda, Rondonia -Brazil

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of San Ramon, El Beni - Bolivia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Santa Ana, El Beni - Bolivia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Trinidad, El Beni - Bolivia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Fortaleza, Rondonia -Brazil

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Robore, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Tucurui, Pará - Brazil

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Mucusso, Caprivi - Angola

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - North Island New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Victoria, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Nepal - Storms

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cambodia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Costa Rica

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Panama

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Ethiopia

    6 days ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Southern Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Western Costa Rica

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Drinking Water - S of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Marche Region, Italy

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Achham District, Nepal

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kadovar, Papua New Guinea

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - Ryukyu Islands, Japan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.9 - Taiwan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Sukamara Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 83 km E of Yujing, Taiwan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Sukabumi Regency, West Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Lamandau Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Piton de la Fournaise, France

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Nias Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Chad

    4 days ago INFORMATION

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northern Montana

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Marburg Virus - Ghana

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    5 months ago WARNING

DisasterAWARE® Training and Preparedness Exercises

Using our extensive hazard data and unique DisasterAWARE platform, we can help you simulate realistic hazard scenarios to help gain a deeper understanding of hazard impacts on communities. We also can assist with exercising preparedness plans in advance of real-world events. Our exercise program can help test complex networks of organizations and response activities—making sure stakeholders respond effectively under high-pressure and ever-changing circumstances. Our experts can support any type of exercise and hazard scenario. We also provide online training and instructor-led training on our DisasterAWARE platform.

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Disaster Preparedness Exercises

Let us help you design and conduct scenario-based exercises in a simulated environment ahead of a real-world crisis. We support tabletop exercises, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises. Our capabilities include:
Scenario development and design
Event scripting and integration
Data integration
Training
DisasterAWARE communications
Subject matter expertise / best practices

Exercise Options

Exercises help decision makers identify as much about what goes right with disaster preparedness plans as what goes wrong. We’ve helped organizations around the world design and conduct exercises and incorporate lessons learned into planning and preparedness activities.

Scenario-based Training

  • Often focused on policy or strategic issues
  • Smaller scope, less complex

Tabletop Exercises

  • Provides facilitated analysis of an emergency situation
  • Examines policies, procedures, and operations to validate and refine plans as needed.
  • Informal, stress-free environment

Functional Exercises

  • Fully simulated exercise
  • Realistic event, testing response capabilities in time-pressured environment
  • Involves multiple functions, agencies, and organizations

Full-scale Exercises

  • Tests regional, national, subnational disaster management systems
  • Simulates real event as closely as possible.
  • Mobilizes emergency personnel and victims (actors), equipment, and resources

Benefits of our exercise
support program

  • Leverage the best information to solve problems and make life-saving decisions using DisasterAWARE
  • Accurately simulate real-world hazards and impacts based on DisasterAWARE historical hazard data
  • Identify planning weaknesses and time-saving measures
  • Reveal gaps in resources and information
  • Improve organizational coordination and communications
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities
  • Enhance individual and team performance

Learn more about our customized exercises and training solutions

Recent Training Events and Exercises

2020 – 2021 EXERCISE SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

PDC continues to support training and exercises throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Most activities have been transitioned to a virtual platform to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

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