Local fire departments and other personnel who keep a watch on severe weather will undergo their annual training tonight. Each year, the National Weather Service hosts a weather spotter training course in the Delaware County area, and tonight’s class will be held in Manchester.
That’s Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan, who also serves as Manchester’s fire chief. Ryan says fire departments from across the county will attend tonight’s training so they know what to look for when severe weather moves through this spring and summer.
Ryan is proud to announce that Delaware County has just received an important designation from the National Weather Service, recognizing the County as “Storm Ready”.
Tonight’s weather spotter training course isn’t just for fire departments and emergency personnel… anyone from the public can attend and it’s free. Participants will officially become a certified ‘weather spotter’, with the ability to report important data to the National Weather Service such as heavy rainfall, snowfall, hail and wind damage. Tonight’s class runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Manchester Fire Station.