S-290 Unit 8: Keeping Current with the Weather

S-290 Unit 8: Keeping Current with the Weather
Tristgutz 2020-08-29 16:48:57

gsb12 2020-07-12 13:33:49

Good lesson.
daros1 2018-12-10 09:48:27

it goo
SoyAnnica4200 2018-12-07 15:49:07

audio reading would help
RTrover 2018-12-02 17:34:55

spell out abbreviations or include a glossary for terms abbreviated in weather reports.
jyerger24 2018-11-30 16:41:36

I happened to know most of this content based on time spent on wildland fire incidents, but if you're not familiar with the resources available this is a good introduction.
Dmcord 2018-11-26 10:52:11

richi760 2018-11-06 15:29:26

good lesson
Jzepeda 2018-11-06 14:51:59

Yolvalcarcel 2018-11-06 02:21:51

its ok
rubentorres 2018-10-23 09:25:53

Dislike the Choose All that Apply answers
firefighterhaas@gmail.com 2018-10-14 15:09:30

just ok
Mc98 2018-09-21 17:33:41

lesson was very informative of the different types of weather services.
RAMalahy 2018-09-07 13:33:53

Would be nice to get voiced over lessons for this one. In previous units it seemed to help me learn better listening to someone while reading the material.
FiremedicJR 2018-09-01 14:22:41

make this class easier to comprehend
edaw 2018-08-23 01:30:04

The information was spot on and gave me insight to the topics covered pertaining to resources available to me regarding weather and fire behavior.
apec28mfd 2018-08-18 09:39:09

Derekdahl79 2018-08-06 15:46:48

cgood@srvfire.ca.gov 2018-08-01 15:04:14

Dragonslayer528 2018-07-29 14:10:46

Informative course.
cross.tylerj 2018-07-29 13:46:54

Needs Audio.
Trevor-1991 2018-07-27 23:40:59

Not a huge fan of some of the questions but overall I did learn some new stuff that I will use on the fireline in the future.
ffre4u 2018-07-26 19:07:35

Good information.
loneagle 2018-07-26 16:38:32

mrseiser 2018-07-26 00:41:08

hunter79 2018-07-24 16:16:38

airattack09 2018-07-22 20:15:08

great idea
mrcddavis 2018-07-13 10:05:20

Joshmann 2018-07-11 07:45:09

great course
JGILES 2018-07-10 10:55:42

too long
kevinjensen 2018-07-06 23:52:33

mhenrie 2018-07-06 13:29:39

another one
bobbyming 2018-07-05 20:45:35

I got nothing
brigplatt 2018-06-27 13:58:00

Weird how the format changed on this one compared to the other.
VSSM5 2018-06-22 01:35:10

Number six is super hard take notes
Knightc96 2018-06-12 21:42:32

add voice recording of the course.
rwilson36 2018-06-01 08:47:55

good lesson
Teal.Sutherland 2018-05-31 14:52:42

I like to real the material its more engaging than videos but sometimes hearing things is better. allow a person to read but if they want an audio file one should be available
bauerri 2018-05-28 15:37:02

hhebeler 2018-05-26 13:03:30

take your time
j.crabtree 2018-05-24 20:49:00

its okay
kyleesrb 2018-05-22 17:16:30

This unit provided very good information and links for websites that I will continue to use even for non work related activities.
Robb 2018-05-09 12:32:20

It was difficult to identify specific differences and uses for different weather products and agencies. I had to return to lesson FREQUENTLY to determine correct answer in quiz and still only scored 84% (I usually score above 90% with no return to lesson)
veronicap2673 2018-05-07 17:52:36

More information specific to test questions would help understanding the content.,
mitzvot5 2018-05-06 15:16:23

KimberlyK 2018-04-28 22:37:40

Information was presented in a manner that was easy to understand
biggus 2018-04-26 13:01:45

I like the interactive courses better. Was a little unclear about what services are offered via different agencies. Think this course could be redone to make more sense.
NW91 2018-04-26 12:33:03

pvfire9113 2018-04-19 17:18:37

much better when is a slide show
MichaelMoore175 2018-04-19 12:33:28

ffmbair 2018-04-10 14:30:11

rosika14 2018-04-10 12:03:11

Good source of information
ken33f72 2018-04-09 20:12:06

Zmac56 2018-04-01 11:30:20

good lesson
mcopple1 2018-03-30 17:53:46

Good information
rgroenke 2018-03-26 13:57:38

Very easy and informative information
glervold 2018-03-22 22:29:32

robertsj24 2018-03-22 16:53:56

Good overview of weather forecasting options.
phisanche 2018-03-20 13:00:45

good course
QUIMIS_geovanny 2018-03-16 18:41:20

excelente unidad
ConservationDigest 2018-03-15 21:01:47

URL for the ROMAN link did not work. Was this a temporary server problem or an outdated URL; I cannot tell.
wyunker 2018-03-15 09:09:40

A review of the correct answers would be useful to understand why an answer was wrong.
pwright 2018-03-10 19:45:04

Large amounts of information and very difficult to retain in this type of format. Needs more interaction.
Rmcqueen1 2018-03-09 23:25:47

salus004 2018-03-09 16:29:20

Reading through it by yourself without videos was less engaging than the lessons with both videos and exercises.
FireDawg57 2018-03-07 17:44:26

Could be blended into another unit. most firefighters taking this class have already been exposed to this information on a daily bases.
jtshultz314 2018-03-07 10:43:31

This lesson was not as interactive as the previous units. It felt noticeably different. Perhaps this is because the content is more technical, but I thought it could be made more like the other units.
Bweber 2018-02-28 10:55:19

too long for the information given. Could have been much shorter. Just need to provide all information and how to access it. Hit on items needed for initial attack. Thx
ellie9447 2018-02-22 10:46:22

engboss 2018-02-19 15:05:36

G.Stracke 2018-02-07 13:27:56

Feedback on questions missed after a quiz.
eslpd265 2018-02-03 15:41:15

Can't think of anything.
noahmiller2010 2018-02-01 16:12:26

Could explain a bit more and give better examples
Ryanex23 2018-02-01 10:10:40

joelpurma 2018-01-30 21:33:57

redepidermis 2018-01-30 17:50:13

DMK.Knight 2018-01-24 21:19:11

It was an informative class but the information was sometimes hard to differentiate between what needs to be reported and the roles of each position.
jshowze01 2018-01-16 10:29:30

n a
Treylin13 2018-01-10 20:08:24

bobbymcmillen 2018-01-09 21:40:32

Good stuff
Russell Merritt 2017-12-29 15:01:05

choa2017 2017-12-29 06:50:38

e456198 2017-12-28 12:35:44

The information in very convoluted and complicated for an online course. There could be more interactivity and USE of the products described in the lesson. A very OJT type of content.
pcardiff 2017-12-27 15:17:20

This was a little too long - needs to be condensed into what should be important to remember.
makar82 2017-12-24 13:26:51

Thank you
JStanley77 2017-12-23 22:52:11

be nice to know what we get wrong
Danielhobbs 2017-12-21 11:41:59

jtyer 2017-12-20 15:41:40

Double A 2017-12-08 12:03:15

I did not like this lesson as much as some of the others. had to content did not appear on each page without the need to scroll up and down. Little to no videos or imagery associated with the lesson to assist learning. The module feels incomplete compared to the work done to create some of the others.
tomboy4682 2017-12-06 21:16:52

Smcgonigal 2017-12-02 00:02:32

Could use audio just like the other sections. Similar information seems disjointed and is hard to follow. Not enough examples, such as IMET vs. FBAN - hard to tell the difference
Cool-912 2017-11-24 20:36:23

Josephlally 2017-11-16 22:23:24

Good course.
gjenkins 2017-11-04 17:37:08

Some information outdated
sarawelge 2017-10-30 16:30:23

information was dry
gmorettini 2017-10-27 07:55:48

Confusing material
patrickt 2017-10-21 18:12:35

poor format, slide show did not prepare for quiz. confusing material
engine61 2017-10-21 12:08:24

REnriquez 2017-10-20 16:23:37

Certificates do not show as complete sometimes... wtf
w1001482 2017-10-18 07:37:57

too much reading and too much information to remember
JPONTS 2017-10-08 18:12:07

FranklinL$ 2017-10-02 19:41:43

jakehastings 2017-09-24 11:46:19

Material is very dry and difficult to focus on.
dederfalc 2017-09-23 18:08:11

I prefer when the computer talks to me.
wethepeople1788 2017-09-22 10:21:23

It was informative, yet boring. I learned how the whole weather prediction process is intertwined at the cost of nearly falling asleep.
rdiaz32 2017-09-20 14:24:10

sparrish 2017-09-17 16:51:15

no audio
Firepug 2017-09-14 01:11:53

jolawless 2017-09-05 12:08:44

Audio helps out a lot with these lessons.
karsten 2017-08-22 21:41:08

timjthompson 2017-08-20 13:47:58

too much text; lacked the interaction and manipulation like the previous lessons; boring didn't want to read; I could not access the website in the video... http//raws.wrh.noaa.gov/roman/ worst lesson so far for the S-290
MDurner 2017-08-19 22:05:55

The style of this lesson was not conducive to my learning and retaining of the material. I prefer more interactive and auditory lessons.
jtomastarrago 2017-08-17 03:36:55

In this lesson I did not learnt so much in relation with fire behavior. This lesson is useful for firefighter working in US. Then it is shown how US Forest Department is well developed in Predictive Services for Fire behavior and danger .
Delmarday 2017-08-13 17:33:33

okay information, passed
casedoge 2017-07-28 17:50:13

A quick list of what service is provided by what entity would be usefull.
Krisclowry 2017-07-23 17:56:27

E.Holt 2017-07-20 21:30:30

Shaky Jake 2017-07-04 22:20:57

An excellent course for the beginner.
c.montesa 2017-06-23 08:33:42

fabian41294 2017-06-23 00:03:36

Leaned new ways to gather fire weather information
hockeygump 2017-06-21 15:37:13

45016 2017-06-18 17:43:55

some what dry
trexmpa 2017-06-17 23:27:47

alyssamadrid 2017-06-15 12:28:59

bombero1176 2017-06-15 12:00:10

This was a huge waste of time.
teresanorth74@gmail.com 2017-06-12 18:11:07

bra20 2017-06-06 21:51:54

good over all
425334 2017-06-02 11:58:42

joey5963 2017-05-31 22:36:38

Hard subject to stay interested in. It is very important part of the wild land environment. The lesson should be more interactive like the last few units. Having to read all of this can make it difficult to understand. I did this unit on an iPad. The interactive areas did not work.
tdbabajan 2017-05-29 17:53:34

This unit wasn't very good. Honestly made it seem harder to learn.
s-290290 2017-05-28 22:30:12

AliciaMay 2017-05-26 21:47:38

FORCADELL_diego 2017-05-25 04:00:00

grhill 2017-05-22 17:04:02

No Comment
Mayhew27 2017-05-14 21:24:39

Easy to use
Epetree 2017-05-14 10:49:25

Wish it had a narrative.
SMK82 2017-05-12 19:42:45

Good for studying.
gsims 2017-05-11 16:31:12

TALBEMER0711 2017-05-09 12:33:05

I like the lessons with the audio and verbal explanations better than the primarily reading lessons
71350 2017-05-05 22:52:02

Helps to understand where to find weather via websites
tunutmoakb 2017-05-04 19:42:43

this unit in relation to the others made me go at my own pace without the aide of the speaker that helped go faster and a change of pace the different setting was a surprise i enjoyed this one difference about it.
dventsr 2017-05-03 13:55:39

was a lot easier than previous chapters
akjordan 2017-04-29 15:15:24

good class
wesnorris 2017-04-26 20:04:21

jmontoya 2017-04-26 11:48:49

muy bueno
kdoll10 2017-04-20 18:48:20

jjtravline 2017-04-18 13:36:36

it was ok
stoopidmoose333 2017-04-15 15:02:08

This has been my favorite chapter so far. I loved learning about the job duties of incident meteorologists. I want to take a class on how this data is collected.
mikej2017 2017-04-12 11:22:10

Needs narrative. Very dry.
Richboren 2017-04-10 13:05:04

Brutally boring!
Toledito20 2017-03-27 06:12:57

very good
FFBennett 2017-03-26 16:20:13

curtisjensen 2017-03-24 21:32:32

matthew2017 2017-03-23 14:04:47

very good and useful material
jluepke 2017-03-22 12:24:02

pablo martinez 2017-03-17 11:12:35

seria necerasia una opción en español
cjv0110 2017-03-07 03:36:35

hulberttm 2017-03-01 09:11:43

add audio like the other units, this unit was too dry and I couldn't focus on every single bullet point
cvezino 2017-02-28 14:57:29

louiswneal 2017-02-27 11:37:05

firefli 2017-02-24 20:57:33

Too many answers per question for a multiple choice test. Coupled with no ability to review what you got wrong makes it very difficult to go back and find what you're missing.
Michelbbnt 2017-02-21 13:28:48

aalessi87 2017-02-20 22:44:33

N0trdam1 2017-02-19 17:04:05

ullrdrool@gmail.com 2017-02-11 10:57:57

liveinredding 2017-02-05 09:25:13

Less interesting, more pictures would help
Taylor Elkins 2017-01-29 01:29:08

Good information.
CAZMAN408 2017-01-28 14:26:58

Good class overall.
jparker@longviewtexas.gov 2017-01-22 18:15:10

Sub par lesson
Mbucher1 2017-01-22 15:05:25

The roman website appears to be obsolete.
jackchristmas13 2017-01-16 15:31:34

all of the other lessons had interactive features, including spoken interaction through the lessons. this lesson was like reading through a power point. i don't feel i learned very much through this lesson. more interactive would better keep my interest and help me retain more information.
VMK8 2017-01-10 11:00:14

sarabelle7 2017-01-03 12:05:09

fpsis1 2016-12-29 08:57:20

I personally have an easier time with lessons using the audio that previous units had.
skubedew 2016-12-09 19:11:09

Definitely the most boring of the S-290 modules so far. Lack of animation, videos, and the fact the voice was monotone and robot-like. Also, a portion of this lesson was dedicated (and wasted) to navigating the RAWS ROMAN site, which has been shut down due to lack of funding.
ceuler 2016-12-09 12:49:44

Information needs to be updated, especially concerning ROMAN. I tried to access the site and is states that it is permanently offline (as of April 2016).
cowboy89_1 2016-11-22 10:12:49

Would like to be show how to navigate the site that are being used
csturges 2016-11-21 10:49:15

CBenoit 2016-11-16 23:59:37

madillon68 2016-11-14 13:14:49

Good information, but presented in a manner difficult to follow
catfish96 2016-11-06 12:54:02

Things in the quiz weren't included in the lesson, such as FBAN's specific duties
ryco1995 2016-10-30 02:13:30

Good informaiton
Lyndzaw80 2016-10-26 11:51:47

Informative and knowledgeable.
quinn ballard 2016-10-25 12:52:26

Doug1512 2016-10-10 22:15:12

a little hard to follow the various products
Adouble12 2016-10-01 12:29:18

this was a section that could be shortened greatly
ROMERO_Tobías 2016-09-30 08:27:19

Whunzeker 2016-09-25 13:32:18

narration of the slides would be a great help
dhp26110 2016-08-26 15:35:49

Bdaniel57 2016-08-21 17:52:27

jon.s.natalle 2016-08-18 11:28:35

Forced to do the training although I will never work in this field.
Army68w 2016-08-16 11:24:14

juliancg 2016-07-11 12:54:21

This unit really is a bit absurd for people who work in other countries than the US. My rating for this unit is appalling.
eltitoandarin 2016-05-01 11:06:07

Un poco dificil para mi ya que mis nociones de ingles son muy bajas, y en algunas de las preguntas tal y como he podido traducirlas, las respuestas pueden ser todas asi que mi puntuacion es baja.
Rtr2826 2015-12-17 17:34:19

This unit is presented poorly. The information is important, and it is unfortunate that the layout is such that much of the information is hard to retain.
formosan80 2015-12-08 09:29:41

I felt that this unit was the easiest to follow and it delivered content in an efficient manner. I feel that the other units waste my time. I can read faster than the audio and I often have to wait for the video or audio to reach a certain point before I can continue. This unit avoided this problem.
firemann89 2015-12-05 15:15:51

great info but extremely dry and hard to stay focused following
Medic10@me.com 2015-11-14 13:54:31

Yep, I agree with every other posts in regards to this unit. It is by FAR the worst unit in the course. I am being generous with the 1 Star. This unit NEEDS to be IMPROVED! The information that they are trying to present is important information. The deleivery of the information is where things fall apart. As one person said, appears that this was an "after thought", "fell through the cracks", or done by someone that had not worked on any other units.
Dhilborn 2015-10-26 11:26:12

Crap. At least they are constantly Worthless
sheim 2015-08-28 15:08:26

This section sucked! Needs to be redone. Waste of your time...
fyrengineer 2015-05-17 16:01:19

Absolutley terrible module. it was a horrible waste of time. The test questions did not test your knowledge. The "check all that apply" was stupid!!!
gandolfomike 2015-04-08 21:14:37

Poorly put together section of this course. It was not narrated, which added to the difficulty of the section. Not certainly clear on all information presented. Seemed that this section was ignored and put together at the last minute by someone not involved in the other chapters!
KK4SBS 2015-02-15 22:38:23

Extremely dry and hard to follow. Luckily the test is only 12 questions but most of them are PARAPHRASED with MULTIPLE answers that "could" be "correct". Definitely makes getting a score of 94%+ a bit difficult. Oh well...
j.stramler 2014-11-14 01:06:43

Very dry.
ritterlms22 2014-04-28 21:09:45

Dry... I hate the questions where you need to choose all that apply. It could be either 1 or 5 different things. I keep a window open with the course to check my answers, and the answers sometime cannot be found verbatim. A little misleading
God's Rebel 2014-02-04 08:43:46

I agree with "jspriggs" , this module is very dry. I beleive that if you were involved in the fire sector, you might find it a bit more informative than I did. It is not narrated and that makes it a bit harder to understand. I would only recommend this to fire personal, as it is hard to understand.
mike_easley137 2013-10-30 11:49:49

Presented like a list, makes comparison of available products less intuitive. Of the various formats so far in this course, this was the one I felt I got the least lasting information from. Also, in NFDRS section, "Smokey the Bear" should be "Smokey Bear."
jspriggs 2013-10-16 22:06:11

Extremely dry.
tksmead 2013-03-06 15:14:30

Very good info on NWS products and where to find the products.