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SKYWARN Training

SKYWARN is a free training sponsored by Franklin County Citizen Corps Programs and is geared toward anyone interested in public service and in potentially joining the SKYWARN® volunteer program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.

The SKYWARN training covers fundamentals of thunderstorm development, storm structure, and identification of potential severe weather features. It also includes basic severe weather safety informtion. Free food  will be provided.

For more information, please see this flyer. Please register by calling 413-774-3167 x 101 or email

SKYWARN® is a registered trademark of NOAA’s National Weather Service