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Why become an Ambassador?

Your National Weather Service (NWS) is looking for Ambassadors within organizations to promote awareness of and preparedness for hazardous weather within your sphere of influence.  You will receive an occasional Email from the NWS to help you in this effort. 

Who Can Become a WRN Ambassador?

  • Any organization across all levels of government
  • Businesses large and small
  • TV, Radio, and Print media
  • Non-profit and non-governmental organizations
  • Churches
  • Home Owner Associations
  • Academia

Benefits of becoming an Ambassador

  • Permission to use the WRN logo allows organizations to identify themselves as “taking partial ownership” of this initiative
  • Introduction to a complete array of NOAA/NWS products and services. 
  • Use the local NWS office as a resource to enhance weather safety plans.Periodic emails to WRN Ambassadors will provide information such as links to newly posted outreach material on relevant hazards, as well as updates on experimental or newly operational NOAA products, services, or data. 
  • Ambassadors are part of a unified effort to increase consistency in messaging

Current Ambassadors in West Central and Southwest Florida



  • WUSF Public Radio
  • WRMD Telemundo Tampa
  • Fox 13 WTVT-TV Tampa Bay
  • SNN TV - Suncoast News Network

State Agencies

  • Florida Department of Transportation - District 7
  • Florida Forest Service
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management
  • Florida Park Service
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • UF IFAS Extension, Florida Sea Grant
  • TX A&M/Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System

Clubs & Civic Organizations

  • Seminole CERT
  • Upper Pinellas Amateur Radio Club
  • Cypress Cover
  • Lakeland CERT
  • Landmark Baptist Church
  • Charlotte County CERT
  • Pasco SKYWARN Volunteers
  • Association - Chapter 217 
  • Sumter County ARES
  • Quarter Century Wireless Association - Chapter 217
  • Hog Country Amateur Radio Association
  • Venice Sail & Power Squadron
  • The Obsessed Weather Misfits
  • Pasco SKYWARN Volunteers
  • Cape Coral Sail and Power Squadron
  • Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club
  • Citrus Springs Civic Association
  • Peace River Sail & Power Squadron
  • West Central Florida American Meteorological Society
  • Southeast Region Civil Air Patrol 
  • Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club
  • Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club
  • Saint Petersburg Astronomy Club
  • Pinellas County ACS/ARES 

Businesses, Schools, HOAs

  • Singing Forest Mobile Home Park
  • Lansbrook Village HOA
  • Lovers Key Resort
  • American Red Cross - Central Florida
  • Suncoast Disaster Healthcare Coalition
  • Northside Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
  • Southshore Falls HOA
  • Triton Aquatics
  • Seminole High School
  • The Ringling Museum of Art
  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • American Traditions and Modern USA Insurance Companies
  • Tampa Premium Outlets
  • Tyrone Square Mall
  • Ellenton Premium Outlets
  • Coconut Point
  • American Traditions and Modern USA Insurance Companies
  • Frontier Communications - SE Region
  • Lamplight Communities of Sarasota
  • HSNi
  • Elliot Consulting, LLC
  • Leading Edge Community Association
  • Emerald Point RV Resort
  • Incarnation Catholic School Tampa
  • Gulf Pointe Surgery Center
  • Jacaranda Trace Community
  • Sarasota Bay Club Community
  • TECO Energy
  • BCI Communications
  • Devan Cycle
  • Metanomy
  • Health Risks Consultants
  • Intera Engineering and Geogsciences
  • Valencia Lakes Home Owners Association
  • The Sanctuary at Longboat Key Club Community Association
  • Captiva Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee
  • Compass Star Consulting LLC
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce
  • The Lakeland Center
  • University of South Florida

Local Government & Military

  • US Central Command - MacDill AFB
  • City of Seminole Fire Rescue
  • Fort Myers Beach Fire Department
  • Lee County Public Utilities
  • City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management
  • City of Plant City
  • Pinellas County Building Services
  • Hillsborough County BOCC
  • Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center
  • City of Bartow
  • Sarasota County Emergency Management
  • City of Pinellas Park
  • Pinellas County Communications
  • Pinellas County Emergency Management
  • Hardee County Emergency Management
  • Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Office of Emergency Management
  • Hillsborough County Aviation Authority/ Tampa International Airport
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • Port Tampa Bay
  • Port Manatee
  • Highlands County Emergency Management
  • Citrus County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management
  • Bayshore Fire Rescue
  • Pinellas County Sheriff
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
  • Polk County Emergency Management
  • Manatee County Emergency Management 
  • Charlotte County Emergency Management
  • Levy County Emergency Management
  • Lee County Emergency Management
  • City of Clearwater Emergency Management
  • City of Sarasota
  • Lake Alfred Fire Department
  • Longboat Key Fire Rescure 
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