The "S-290 Unit 8: Keeping Current with the Weather" distance learning module describes fire weather information and products available from Predictive Services and the National Weather Service. Summaries of the products, including significant fire potential, monthly and seasonal outlooks, fire weather planning forecasts, and spot forecasts, are presented. The unit also outlines the types of support available from Fire Behavior Analysts and Incident Meteorologists assigned to a fire and provides guidance for receiving updated weather information using the Internet.
1. Identify the types, purpose, and elements of Predictive Service products
2. Identify the types, purpose, and elements of National Weather Service products
3. Identify ways in which firefighters can receive fire weather products and weather observations
4. Describe the importance of Incident Meteorologists (IMETs) and Fire Behavior Analysts (FBANs) on wildland fires
fire weather, fire potential, fire danger, fire behavior, FBAN, incident meteorologist, IMET, spot forecast, outlook, fire weather forecast, Red Flag Warning, Fire Weather Watch, NFDRS, GACC, NWS, Predictive Services
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