"One of NOAA’s missions is to save life and property by providing critical environmental intelligence, including weather forecasts and warnings, to our partners and the general public. NOAA wants everyone, from communities across the country, businesses, and the public at large to be ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather, water, and climate events. Government cannot achieve success without the support and contributions from partners. NOAA recognizes to build a Weather-Ready Nation requires innovative collaborations with the media, emergency management community, the Weather Enterprise, and other organizations such as businesses and all levels of government. WRN Ambassadors are formally recognized by NOAA as organizations committed to collaborating with NOAA, sharing preparedness messaging in outreach to the public, and serving as examples themselves by implementing resilience best practices."  http://www.weather.gov/wrn/

How does this benefit Buchanan County EMS's Response Area?

This is an initiative to help bridge the gap between the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the first responders. This provides the most updated and accurate information regarding severe weather and the threat of natural disasters, which allows for the Emergency Operations Plan to be activated.

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