This 40-hour core course addresses responses to oil spills in estuarine and coastal environments. It is designed for persons in industry, the regulatory community, and the emergency response disciplines who may be required to respond to an oil-spill incident.
This course utilizes classroom discussion, multimedia presentations, and practical hands-on exercises to provide you with essential information and training needed to effectively manage a spill-response operation. You will assume leadership roles and direct simulated response operations under the supervision of the instructors.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsAerial surveillance +Boom and skimmer design +Communications equipment +Containing and recovering oil on surface water +Contingency planning and response team training +Movement, containment and cleanup of oil +Oil recovery from soil and oily debris disposal +Oil-spill contractors and cooperatives +Reporting and documenting oil spills +Security, damage claims and public relations +Shoreline protection, cleanup and restoration +Sorbents and chemical agents
- First responders
- Industrial and refinery personnel
- Government employees
- Any other individuals who may be tasked with responding to oil spill incidents
Fees must be paid prior to or on the first day of class unless other arrangements have been made.
- course materials
- protective clothing
Course dates and fees are subject to change without notice.
Please click on "details" above for individual class pricing.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Wear regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
- You may not wear to any class or field activity
- sleeveless shirts
- open-toed shoes
Location and Hours
Classes are conducted at
8609 Teichman Rd.
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of local hotels.
Classes are Monday - Friday.
Registration by phone
To register by phone contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or by fax at (979) 845-3831.