Training and Exercises


Disaster preparedness saves lives and money

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 8 km ESE of Khowy, Iran

    10 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 24 km NNE of Calama, Chile

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    11 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

    11 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Twelve

    11 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    13 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Frost - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    29 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    51 minutes ago WARNING

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

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Lizarda, Tocantins -Brazil

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Buriti-So, Tocantins -Brazil

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Posto Fiscal Rolim de Moura, Rondonia -Brazil

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Floriano, Piauí - Brazil

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Ligonha, Nampula - Mozambique

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Lehututu, Kgalagadi - Botswana

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Nokaneng, North-West - Botswana

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Nicuadala, Zambezia - Mozambique

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Eastern UK

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Fort Smith, Alberta - Canada

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Air Quality - Hinton, Alberta, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Pulau Pulau Tanimbar, Indonesia

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Gascoyne Junction, Western Australia - Australia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Storm - Paine

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kotzebue, AK Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Barrow, AK Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Central African Republic

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Salluit, Québec, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa - Namibia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Ghanzi - Botswana

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Cuamba, Niassa - Mozambique

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Rundu, Kavango - Namibia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Moyeni, Quthing - Lesotho

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Ligonha, Nampula - Mozambique

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Marrupa, Niassa - Mozambique

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Nata, Central - Botswana

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Mulanje - Malawi

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Zambezi, North-Western - Zambia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Lokhwabe, Kgalagadi - Botswana

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Besalampy, Mahajanga - Madagascar

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Lehututu, Kgalagadi - Botswana

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Mocuba, Zambezia - Mozambique

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Mocuba, Zambezia - Mozambique

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Mbeya - Tanzania

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Lehututu, Kgalagadi - Botswana

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Tshabong, Kgalagadi - Botswana

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Mwanza - Malawi

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Cuangar, Kavango - Namibia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ondjiva, Cunene - Angola

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Lumbala Nguimbo, Moxico - Angola

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Moatize, Tete - Mozambique

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Nampula - Mozambique

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Mumbwa, Central - Zambia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Lokhwabe, Kgalagadi - Botswana

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Marrupa, Niassa - Mozambique

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Air Quality - Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Air Quality - La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Air Quality - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Dominican Republic

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Australia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Fort Smith, Alberta - Canada

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Fort Liard, Northwest Territories - Canada

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Jean Marie River Airport, Northwest Territories - Canada

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Mackenzie, British Columbia - Canada

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Fort Smith, Alberta - Canada

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Leavenworth, Washington - United States

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Fort Smith, Alberta - Canada

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories - Canada

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Lillooet, British Columbia - Canada

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Queensland, Australia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Victoria, Australia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Myanmar

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Nepal

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Zhalghyztobe, Semipalatinsk - Kazakhstan

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - West Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - West Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Johor, Peninsular Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Reykjanes Ridge

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Air Quality - Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Costa Rica

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Monte do Carmo, Tocantins -Brazil

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Xique-Xique, Bahia - Brazil

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Panama

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Frost - Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Frost - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    15 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - S of Nauiyu, Northern Territory - Australia

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Mopipi, Central - Botswana

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Nyimba, Eastern - Zambia

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Chinsali, Northern - Zambia

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Lehututu, Kgalagadi - Botswana

    20 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Sena Madureira, Acre - Brazil

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Mansinha, Tocantins -Brazil

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - South Sandwich Islands region

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Singapore

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Hong Kong

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cambodia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Water Quality - SE of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

    5 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Ethiopia

    5 days ago INFORMATION

  • Drought - Central Asia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northern Montana

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 month 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.

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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