SKYWARN training coming to Macomb County
Macomb County Emergency Management has partnered with the National Weather Service to bring a SKYWARN Spotter Training opportunity to Macomb County in 2018.
SKYWARN storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the nation’s first line of defense against severe weather. The National Weather Service encourages anyone with an interest in public service and/or access to communication such as HAM radio to join the SKYWARN program. To train those volunteers, the National Weather Service offers SKYWARN Spotter Training to the public every year, but it is advised that you need only attend this course every other year.
The course will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018. This course will be held in the Superior Room of the Macomb Intermediate School District building located at 44001 Garfield, Clinton Township, 48038. This will be the only course offering in Macomb County for 2018. To register for this course, call Macomb County Emergency Management at (586) 469-5270 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday or email registration requests to MCOEM@macombgov.org. Please include the names of those planning on attending. The course is open to all who are interested and there are no age or group affiliation requirements to attend and there is no charge to attend as well.
This National Weather Service course has undergone a complete overhaul/update from the previous year’s courses and should take one and a half hours to conduct. Additional information can be found at http://oemc.macombgov.org.