Training and Exercises


Disaster preparedness saves lives and money

  • Flood - Trenton, FL Region, United States

    14 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Krakatau, Indonesia

    42 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Winter Storm - South Island, New Zealand

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Australia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Philippines

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - South Korea

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern China

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Japan

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Northern Japan

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Norway

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Hong Kong

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Nepal

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Romania

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Assam, India

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Kiribati

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Italy

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Estonia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 44 km W of Hengchun, Taiwan

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Potential Tropical Cyclone - Two

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Celia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 46 km SW of Khōst, Afghanistan

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sylhet, Bangladesh

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Korea

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cambodia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Lucapa, Lunda Norte - Angola

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Lucapa, Lunda Norte - Angola

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Lucapa, Lunda Norte - Angola

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of McGrath, Alaska - United States

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 47 km NNW of Naisano Dua, Indonesia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 50 km SSW of Donggang, Taiwan

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Cushamen Range, Argentina

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - San Miguelito, Panama

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods, Panama Oeste, Panama

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Guatemala

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern Guatemala

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Yukon, Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Suriname

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Inland and Southern Guyana

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • landslides - Pemalang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Muara Enim Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Germany

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Morowali Regency, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southwestern Netherlands

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Cilacap Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Monkeypox - United Kingdom

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Italy

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sochi, Russia

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Banyumas Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Banyumas Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Lucapa, Lunda Norte - Angola

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Extreme Heat - Southwest - Slovenia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Serbia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Lithuania

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Latvia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Hungary

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Croatia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of Montpelier, Idaho - United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Austria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Flood - International Falls, MN Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Corozal and Orange Walk, Belize

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Baubau City, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Majene Regency, West Sulawesi, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Costa Rica

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    2 months ago WARNING

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

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 30 km NE of Kīsh, Iran

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Chikurachki, Russia

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Manitoba, Canada

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Poland

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeast United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    2 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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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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