Examples of Previous Full Scale Exercises

  • USMC CBIRF - Scarlet Response

    USMC CBIRF - Scarlet Response

    Scarlet Response is designed to expose the Marines and Sailors to some of the industry's best practices in regards to evolving tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) during three days of lanes training and challenge the Battalion capability to manage personnel, equipment and resources during an intense 48-hour field training exercise. Guardian Centers and the team of subject matter experts develop realistic scenarios to train and exercise a battalion level staff in support of a full-scale response exercise in an urban city environment.
  • FEMA/OFDA - Tacit Shield

    FEMA/OFDA - Tacit Shield

    Exercise Tacit Shield was a FEMA/OFDA mobilization event to conduct a mission-specific exercise to test its international urban search and rescue capability under the U.S. Agency for International Development and involved multiple federal USAR Task Force teams from across the country, international USAR elements, and DoD assets in Defense Support of Civil Authorities.
  • USAF - Guardian Angel

    USAF - Guardian Angel

    Multiple rescue and special forces units converged to conduct full mission profile exercises at Guardian Centers to exercise support and recovery of isolated personnel and equipment in contested areas in conjunction with ingress and egress of aircraft within the area.
  • USARC - Operation Guardian

    USARC - Operation Guardian

    United States Army Reserve Command (USARC) emergency deployment and readiness exercise (EDRE), Operation Guardian, challenged the C2CRE with a complex scenario designed to exercise all facets of their response capability. This included command and control, reconnaissance, decontamination, medical operations, and logistics functions being performed in a complex urban area contaminated with chemical agents and radiological sources.
  • Counter Terrorism Task Force - Brown Thrasher

    Counter Terrorism Task Force - Brown Thrasher

    Exercise Brown Thrasher was an Operations-based exercise designed to bring together critical assets of the Georgia Counter Terrorism Task Force (CTTF), and other State agencies, to evaluate and practice CTTF’s mission to serve as the State of Georgia’s rapid deployment protective-security force. The scenario storyline and venue provided the CTTF a fruitful exercise of its shared mission(s) to detect, prevent, protect against, mitigate, and respond to terrorist threats and attacks.
  • FDNY SOC / Multi-Agency - Earthquake Response

    FDNY SOC / Multi-Agency - Earthquake Response

    The City of New York Incident Management Team and the City of New York Fire Department Special Operations Command led a, four day, full scale multi-agency exercise at Guardian Centers. This exercise revolved around a full mobilization response to an earthquake in an urban environment and involved over 400 responders from over 18 different jurisdictional, state, and federal organizations.

Guardian Centers’ staff were incredibly pro-active. Everything from last minute search dogs to getting specific ethnic/language capable role players and everything in between was taken care of at the right place and right time every time.

Major Robert J. Casey

Combat Rescue Officer, 308th Rescue Squadron

I’ve seen a lot of sites around the world – this is the most complex site I’ve ever seen.

Chris Schaff

Fairfax County Fire Department Battalion Chief and Commander VA-TF1

The 830-acre property can recreate just about any disaster scenario imaginable…the diverse disaster scenes are really what makes this place state-of-the-art.

Nick Valencia


When my eyes first saw this, it was a wow factor. Our men and women have been around the proverbial block for many years, but this facility, these types of environments we’re finding here really puts us to work.

Louie Fernandez

FEMA Spokesman

I’ve seen other training sites around the country; nothing is as extensive or as realistic as Guardian Centers.

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Guy C. Swan

Former Commander USARNORTH

You will not see a more realistic environment than this anywhere in the world apart from a real incident.

Bob Rea

UK Firefighter (Ret.), UK Fire Service College

We really never had a venue that could allow us to integrate virtually all of that training into a single location…Guardian Centers gets that to a ‘T’.

General (Ret.) Gene Renuart

Former Commander USNORTHCOM, NORAD

This is the only [facility] that I’ve seen that has all of these venues here on one site. It’s like picking off a menu. You tell them I want this, this being this and this is how I want it done and they make it happen.

Chris Schaff

Fairfax County Fire Department Battalion Chief and Commander VA-TF1

Everything that we would see in a disaster that we would respond to, they have created here.

Keith Fontana

Paramedic IL-TF1

I think it gives them the best reality that you can find in the country.

Joe Hernandez

FL-TF2, President, Disaster Medical Solutions

Thanks for providing the dream, facility, and logistical support that resulted in the overwhelming success of exercise Scarlet Response.

Colonel Steven Redifer

Commanding Officer, USMC CBIRF

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