Training and Exercises


Disaster preparedness saves lives and money

  • Winter Storm - Southern, United States

    45 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Nkawkaw, Eastern - Ghana

    57 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Tarbes, Midi-Pyrnes - France

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Greece

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 5 km E of Anse-à-Veau, Haiti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 4 km S of Anse-à-Veau, Haiti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Oil Spill - Peru

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - Monterey County (Colorado Fire), California, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Cusco Region, Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Madagascar

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern Africa

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Lemba District, Sao Tome and Principe

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern Syria

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Huanuco, Peru

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Serbia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Philippines

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Huanuco, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Paraguay

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northwestern Brazil

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Tarija, Bolivia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - South Sandwich Islands region

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 142 km ESE of Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 219 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwest Territories, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Queensland, Australia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Western Uganda

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - South Sandwich Islands region

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Chagos Archipelago region

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Sragen Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Kutai Kertanegara Regency, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 5 km E of Hihifo, Tonga

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Southern Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northern Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Bang Rachan and Singburi District, Singburi, Thailand

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Brebes Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Sukoharjo Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Jember Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Cirebon Regency, West Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Penukal Abab Lematang Ilir Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kaur Regency, Bengkulu, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Durant, MS Region, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Pacific Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern Africa

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Madagascar

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 year ago WARNING

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

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 month 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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Watch our self-paced DisasterAWARE training videos to master the basics or request an instructor-led DisasterAWARE training on-site, at your location or ours. We can help you accomplish nearly any training objective.

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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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