SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES)
FCC-licensed Amateur Radio Operators, of a technician class or higher in Tarrant County, volunteer their time to make this a better place to live and work. There are specific requirements to join and be a part of RACES.
Community Emergency Reponse Team (CERT)
The purpose of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training is to provide citizens with basic skills that they will need to respond to their community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of an extreme disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. By working together, CERTs can assist in saving lives and protecting property using the basic techniques in this course. This training is free of charge and open to anyone who has a vested interest in the City of Fort Worth.