Training and Exercises


Disaster preparedness saves lives and money

  • Wildfire - NW of Mucusso, Caprivi - Angola

    40 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Dilolo, Katanga - Congo (Kinshasa)

    40 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Malanje - Angola

    41 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Luanshya, Copperbelt - Zambia

    41 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Lubumbashi, Katanga - Congo (Kinshasa)

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Calucinga, Bi - Angola

    42 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Hurricane - Howard

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Muconda, Lunda Sul - Angola

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Robinson, IL Region, United States

    52 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Winslow, AZ Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - El Centro--Calexico, CA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Deming, NM Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Buchans, Newfoundland and Labrador - Canada

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Kuching, Sarawak - Malaysia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Davenport, IA--IL Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - South and Central Guatemala

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Pakistan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Colombia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Sudan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bangladesh

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Heat - Western Croatia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Bolaang Mongondow Regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kapuas Hulu Regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Victoria, Australia

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Queensland, Australia

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 61 km S of Pangai, Tonga

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Northern Mexico

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - McKinney Fire - Northern California, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Northern Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Central Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Thailand

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - South Korea

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Northern Japan

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Japan

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 81 km E of Isangel, Vanuatu

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - China

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - China

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Myanmar

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - India

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Lanny Jaya Regency, Papua, Indonesia

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Philippines

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Philippines

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Dakar, Senegal

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Italy

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Yemen

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Serbia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - South Sandwich Islands region

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Israel

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Valencia, Bukidnon, Philippines

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Valencia, Bukidnon, Philippines

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central india

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 148 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - Costa Rica

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Panama

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern France

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Hong Kong

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 111 km E of Shikotan, Russia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SW of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia - Spain

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Kherson, Crimea - Ukraine

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Krakatau, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Afghanistan

    3 days ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Nepal

    3 days ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Japan

    3 days ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Japan

    3 days ago INFORMATION

  • Drought - Horn of Africa

    3 days ago INFORMATION

  • Drought - Northern Montana

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    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 - Southwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Sudan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Marburg Virus - Ghana

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

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

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Monkeypox - United Kingdom

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 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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