About the training 1. The National Weather Service in Dodge City provides storm identification/spotter training sessions each spring. 2. The sessions are done in cooperation with county Emergency Management agencies across the area. 3. The program will last about 1 1/2 hours. Why you should attend All training is free, open for anyone to attend, and is not designed for just storm spotters, according to a press release from the Dodge City Police Department. Anyone with a desire to learn how to identify severe weather and to learn about the dangers from these storms is encouraged to attend. IF YOU GO What: National Weather Service severe weather/spotter training When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 Where: Ford County Sheriff’s Office Training Room Cost: There is no charge. More information: Contact the Dodge City Police Department at (620) 225-8124 or the Sheriff's Office at (620) 227-4501.