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Oil Response Training - Fast Water Practical

Category: Oil Response Training

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ORT Fast Water Agenda

Course Description:

This 3-day course is designed for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal On-Scene-Coordinators (FOSCs), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), state, and local responders who are involved in inland oil spill prevention and cleanup. The course is a hands-on practical oil spill response course for fast water usually found on rivers in the western regions of the United States. Class participants will spend three days learning how to read rivers; determine oil recovery locations; determine various methods of boom deployment on fast water rivers; and deploy oil recovery methods on fast water rivers.

Contact Fred Stroud EPA Environmental Response Team  – Las Vegas, Nevada to arrange for a Fast Water Practical course at 702-784-8007.

The course has minimal classroom instruction with extensive field work which is strenuous at times.  *Attendees will need to wear appropriate attire for field work and on-water operations. This includes appropriate work gloves, eye protection, footwear, and outerwear for foul weather. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own sunscreen, insect repellent, and Personal Flotation Device (PFD) since supplies will be limited.*.

Instructional methods include lectures and field work that emphasize the practical and problem-solving skills related to oil spill control and cleanup on fast water rivers.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Demonstrate how to read a river for determination of flow rates, debris patterns in currents and selection of safe oil recovery locations.
Select an appropriate method of boom deployment on a fast water river
Demonstrate the deployment of boom on fast water deflecting simulated oil to a recovery site down river.
Select an appropriate method of protecting sensitive areas of a river with boom
Establish a safe and effective oil recovery operation and site.
Demonstrate safe boat operations on fast water rivers.
Recognize health and safety issues associated with field operations involving oil recovery on fast water rivers.
The course instructors include federal and state OSCs who may also serve as technical advisors in oil spill control and cleanup. Other instructors include experienced oil spill responders from the public and private sectors.

Class size is limited to 30 students.  


*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*