Category Archives: Newsletter 2019.01

2019 Event Planning

Join us at La Madeleine Monday, January 7th, at 7:00 PM to participate in a group event planning meeting. Our goal will be to schedule as many 2019 events as possible while mitigating conflicts with City, School, and personal calendars.

Bring laptop if you can – this will be a group working session!

2018 Disaster Simulation Debrief

Following the Basic Training Disaster Simulation each year, the event is evaluated in order to identify strengths and weaknesses. This analysis is used to determine best practices and improvement opportunities to affect ensuing simulations and maintain our reputation for the best recurring simulation in the region.

See below to review the outcome of the Disaster Simulation day and subsequent Debrief meeting.

Disaster Simulation Debrief

Disaster Simulation After Action Report (AAR)

2019 Collin County SKYWARN Training

The 2019 Collin County SKYWARN training from the National Weather Service will be held January 19th, 2019 at the Conference Center at Collin College in McKinney.


Morning Session: 8:30am – 1130am // Basic SKYWARN training

Afternoon Session: 12:45pm – 4:30pm // Advanced SKYWARN training


Conference Center at Collin College in McKinney

Community Ave & Taylor Burk Dr, McKinney, TX 75071

What you get

NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the SKYWARN program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers, and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, school, churches, and nursing homes or have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter. Training is free and typically lasts about 2 hours. You’ll learn:

  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report
  • How to report information
  • Basic severe weather safety