Training and Exercises


Disaster preparedness saves lives and money

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 78 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - La Palma, Spain

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Outjo, Kunene - Namibia

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - S of Am Timan, Salamat - Chad

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Ongwediva, Oshana - Namibia

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Paddy

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NE of Coroata, Maranho - Brazil

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - near the north coast of Greenland

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern India

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of Montpelier, Idaho - United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Asahan Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Singapore

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Riverside, California - United States

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 163 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

    18 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 229 km S of Sinabang, Indonesia

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola - North Kivu Province, DRC

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Vulcano, Italy

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - British Columbia, Canada

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Nunavut, Canada

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Colombia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Panama

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Yukon, Canada

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Central Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - East Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Tebing Tinggi City, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cambodia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Banyuwangi Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Lewotolo, Indonesia

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central America

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hispaniola

    5 days ago WARNING

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

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 year 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.

Your DisasterAWARE training starts here

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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