Cleveland Ohio Smoke School presented by The Smoke Commander and Whitlow Enterprises Smoke School Nation. Smoke School with a touch of Louisiana down on the bayou flavor. Now we are cooking with peanut oil. Train where the US EPA trains.

Date: March 24, 2016  Report at 8 AM.  This school will be held come rain or shine. We have a shelter from the rain. K-Passé, Laissez les bons temps rouler, Let the good times roll. Bon appetite we are cooking lunch.  Agenda

Location: Cleveland Metroparks Millstream Run Reservation's-  WJ Green Lodge  At the junction of Eastland Rd. at Valley Parkway near 7883 South Eastland Rd.  Berea, OH 44017   SAME LOCATION-DIFFERENT PICNIC AREA!!!!

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Full time college students may attend for $25. Indicate that you are a student when you register.



Greetings and salutations, and the whole 9 yards. I am The Smoke Commander, a legend and an  EYECON in my on mind. My Special Forces troop of  fine team members from Whitlow Smoke School Nation here in West Monroe, Louisiana and Odon, Indiana would love to be your smoke school provider.


       HEY! I want you to come to smoke school and pass a good time with Whitlow Smoke School Nation

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know just what you are going to get. Not so with Whitlow Smoke School Nation. We are prepared just like the Boy Scouts. We do our homework just to be sure that everything is ready and waiting for you when you get there. Our smoke machine will be calibrated and well maintained to avoid any significant delays. You will have a roof over your head in case it starts raining. You will have a contrasting background so you can read opacity on cloudy days. We will have fresh made coffee, fresh doughnuts, ice cold water and soft drinks. We will cook you up a mouth watering lunch. Whitlow provides EPA Method 9 test sheets, practice sheets, critique sheets, Ringelmann smoke pocket charts, ink pens, rubber bands to keep you on the right test lines, and self registration forms for your next visit in 6 months. We will teach you the fundamentals of reading opacity and how to pass the EPA Method 9 certification test. We will set up the optimal conditions for taking the certification test. We will double check to make sure you maintain the correct observer position with contrasting background, sun position, and parallel wind direction. We make sure that you are at least 3 stack-heights back so you will have the correct vertical angle of 18 degrees or less. Remember that you always read the background, not the smoke. 25% opacity means that 25% of the background is obscured by the smoke. Read the background using an observation point that is the densest part of the plume. This would be the first 2 feet at the end of our smokestack where the plume is still approximately 12 inches in diameter.   We have a positive attitude and it is contagious. We bring prizes to add an element of competition to see who makes the best score. This is your game and you are a winner.


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March 24, 2016    GOOD TO GO PER Brandy . E-MAILED CONTRACT 2/8/16


Cleveland Metro parks

Phone (216) 635-3200

Reserve Mill Stream Run Reservation, Reserve the W.J. Green Lodge or Albion Woods Picnic Area



Go ahead and set the machine up the day before the school. You will need to call the park office the day before to meet you at the gate. so you can set up the machine. Remind them to open the gate at 7 AM on the day of the school. You may have to go by the park office to pick up the key. 9485 Eastland Road, Berea, OH