Over the years, WCC has participated in a variety of simulations including an international disaster demonstration involving the public and private sector, a civil, military and volunteer-based preparedness exercise, and a simulated nuclear response drill.

While simulations are common among traditional emergency response actors and agencies, they are often inaccessible to hyper-local constituents and community groups.

WCC’s Ready Responders™ Boots on the Ground Exercise (RRN BOG) is an annual disaster simulation that brings together citizens, community leaders, the private and public sector, and municipalities to work together as they would during catastrophic times. Launching with planning, preparation, and a scenario development exercise in 2017, the RRN BOG presents a unique, and exciting opportunity for individuals to practice their disaster response skills, leadership capabilities, and collaboration with experienced agencies in the field.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, Con Edison, AECOM Tishman, GFP Real Estate, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the first RRN BOG was hosted in May 2018 on Randall’s Island, and supported by partners including Contingency Planning Exchange, the Metro New York Community Veteran’s Engagement Board, the Good Dog Foundation, Ready Rockaway, and many more.