Training and Exercises


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  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    27 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    34 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Krakatau, Indonesia

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Bismarck, ND WFO Region, US

    39 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Goodland, KS WFO Region, US

    49 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Manam, Papua New Guinea

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - W of Wyndham, Western Australia - Australia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

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

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Ascension Island region

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NE of Juchitan, Oaxaca - Mexico

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NE of Petatlan, Guerrero - Mexico

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Mesa, Arizona - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico - United States

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semisopochnoi, United States

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 137 km E of Lospalos, Timor Leste

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 143 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - south of New Zealand

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern South Africa

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 229 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan

    19 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Grand Forks, ND--MN Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Grand Forks AFB, ND Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Fargo, ND--MN Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 65 km N of Claveria, Philippines

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 224 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Valley City, ND Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Upper Midwestern, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Queensland, Australia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Australia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 223 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - North Island, New Zealand

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 163 km S of Bengkulu, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - Vietnam

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Thailand

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Northeastern India

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northeastern India

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Almaty Region, Kazakhstan

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Serang Regency, Banten, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Parigi Moutong, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Bengkalis Regency, Riau, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cambodia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Brazil

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Lewotolo, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Southern Serbia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Temperature - Lithuania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Inland and Southern Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tasmania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Mamuju Regency, West Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - American Samoa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Southern Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Northern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Brunei

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - International Falls, MN Region, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern Africa

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Mozambique

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 month ago WARNING

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

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 month 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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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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