This 24-hour core course re-emphasizes hands-on capabilities for responding 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.
The course provides you with interesting and challenging response scenarios beyond basic response skills. Classroom time accounts for approximately six hours of training time. The remainder is hands-on field time with emphasis on booming strategy and tactics.
This class offered upon request.
- 40-hour Coastal Oil Spill Control or equivalent course or demonstrable hands-on experience from past spill events or training exercises.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsBoom and Skimmer Design and Function +Containment and Cleanup Strategy and Tactics +Large Scale Simulated Release Exercise +Mobile Skimming Operations +Multiple boom deployment operations to include: Cascade booming operation, Vessel/Rig enclosure containment operation, Mobil booming operation +Skimmer and Crude Oil Exercise +Sorbents and chemical agents +National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) Communications Exercise+Decontamination, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Hazardos Waste Operations+Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Issues+Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and Shoreline Assessment Issues
- 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
Does not include
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
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of local hotels.
Classes are Tuesday - Thursday.
Registration by phone
To register by phone contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or by fax at (979) 845-3831.