The Structure of the NWS Fire Weather Program explores the joint agreement between NOAA’s NWS and land management agencies to develop an appreciation of the contribution each agency makes in providing the best possible fire weather services. As part of the Advanced Fire Weather Forecasters Course, this module focuses on the NWS Fire Weather Program itself to set the stage for other course modules.
At the end of this module you should be able to:
* Describe the components and responsibilities in the NWS Fire Weather Program, including the objectives of fire weather services provided by the NWS in support of fire weather customers.
* Identify and use the three primary policy and guidance documents defining fire weather services to answer questions about the NWS Fire Weather Program.
* Define the terms "Red Flag Warning" and "Fire Weather Watch" and determine the appropriate actions to take given a fire weather scenario.
* Explain the actions customers take in response to an issuance of Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings.
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