Media Release

Free Weather Spotter Classes

Monday, January 5, 2015 2:00 PM

Weather SpotterALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Fire Rescue’s Emergency Management division encourages residents to be prepared for severe weather by taking a “Weather Spotter” class from the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS Jacksonville office is offering on-line Weather Spotter training beginning January 9, 2015. The class is free, but requires registration.

According to Emergency Management Director David Donnelly, “Even with advancements in technology, such as Doppler radar, government officials still rely on a network of trained volunteers to be their eyes and ears on the ground and to provide better weather watch and warning services.” He continued, “You can be the one to make a difference and be an asset to our community.”

Class dates and times include (this is a single class repeated):

For more information or to register by phone, contact Alachua County Emergency Management at 352-264-6500 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).