Training and Exercises


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  • Flood - San Juan, PR Region, United States

    16 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Whatì Airport, Northwest Territories - Canada

    26 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Invermere, British Columbia - Canada

    26 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Cascade, Idaho - United States

    26 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Northern Vietnam

    45 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Vietnam

    45 minutes ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Japan

    49 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Japan

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 188 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Hong Kong

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Storms - Hong Kong

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Ivette

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Carmi, IL Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Vorotynets, Nizhegorodskaya - Russia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Izhevskoye, Ryazanskaya - Russia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Macquarie Island region

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Village of Four Seasons, MO Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Western Australia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Island, New Zealand

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - North Island, New Zealand

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Paraiso, Amazonas -Brazil

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Fortaleza, Para -Brazil

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Agua Preta, Amazonas -Brazil

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Nova Holanda, Rondonia -Brazil

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Fagundes, Para -Brazil

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Aldeia dos Indios, Para -Brazil

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

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

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 164 km SE of Kuril’sk, Russia

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 166 km SE of Kuril’sk, Russia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Thailand

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Northern Laos

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Baines, Northern Territory - Australia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Townsville, Queensland - Australia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Kakadu, Northern Territory - Australia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Jabiru, Northern Territory - Australia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Palumpa, Northern Territory - Australia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Baines, Northern Territory - Australia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Northern Mexico

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sudan

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Afghanistan

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Eldikan South, Sakha - Russia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ust-Maya, Sakha - Russia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - southeast of the Loyalty Islands

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Guarda, Guarda - Portugal

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Gandia, Valenciana - Spain

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - N of Molepolole, Kweneng - Botswana

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Mapai, Gaza - Mozambique

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Heat - Eastern Serbia

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Hungary

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern France

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Dominican Republic

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Manitoba, Canada

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Pablo, Montana - United States

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Paraguay

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carlyle, IL Region, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Costa Rica

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Western El Salvador

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Panama

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South and Central Guatemala

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Wekweètì Airport, Northwest Territories - Canada

    18 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Wekweètì Airport, Northwest Territories - Canada

    18 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Heat - Poland

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Heat - Latvia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Denmark

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Parigi Moutong Regency, Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Palopo City, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Malang City, East Java, Indonesia

    23 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Colombia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.4 - southeast of the Loyalty Islands

    21 hours ago WATCH

  • Extreme Heat - Northwest Canada

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Canada

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Niger

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Yemen

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - South Korea

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Bangladesh

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 4 km E of Telafas, Philippines

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

    23 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Gamètì/Rae Lakes Airport, Northwest Territories - Canada

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of Molepolole, Kweneng - Botswana

    23 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Lehututu, Kgalagadi - Botswana

    23 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tornado - Malang City, East Java, Indonesia

    23 hours ago INFORMATION

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

    23 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tornado - Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

    23 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Jaffray, British Columbia - Canada

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Poso Regency, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Northern Luzon, Philippines

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Victoria, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tasmania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central india

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Chad

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kadovar, Papua New Guinea

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 199 km NNE of Nagqu, China

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northern Montana

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Sudan

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Marburg Virus - Ghana

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    4 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    4 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    4 months ago WARNING

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

    4 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    4 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    4 months ago WARNING

  • Monkeypox - United Kingdom

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    4 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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