Freshwater Oil Spill Control – Tactical and Operations Level

OIL200 – 40.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

**PLEASE NOTE** The Freshwater Oil Spill Control and Coastal Oil Spill Control open enrollment courses have been merged into the Oil Spill Control Tactical and Operations Level course effective April 1, 2018. The Freshwater Oil Spill Control class is available upon request.

This 40-hour course utilizes classroom discussion, multimedia presentations, and practical hands-on exercises to provide you with the essential information and training needed to effectively manage a spill-response operation in rivers, small streams, on land, and sub-surfaces. You will assume leadership roles and direct simulated response operations under the supervision of the instructors.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire

  • For field exercises, TEEX will provide participants hard-hats, cloth working gloves, life jackets and disposable ear protection.
  • For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).
  • Participants should bring foul weather gear if inclement weather is possible.

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Physical Recommendation

Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Boom and skimmer design
  • Boom deployment and operations
  • Containing and recovering oil on surface water
  • Contingency planning and response team training
  • Movement, containment and clean-up of oil
  • Oil sampling and documentation techniques
  • Oil-spill contractors and cooperatives
  • Oil-spill simulation exercises
  • Shoreline protection, clean-up and restoration
  • Skimmer operations
  • Sorbents and chemical agents
  • Oil recovery from soil and oily debris disposal

Suggested Audience

  • First responders
  • Industrial and refinery personnel
  • Government employees
  • Individuals who may be tasked with responding to oil spill incidents.

Other Information

Class Location and Travel Information

Classes are conducted at

8609 Teichman Rd.
Galveston, Texas

The Galveston Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of local hotels.

Contact Information

Kirk Richardson

Training Director
Phone: (979) 845-1158 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130.
  • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours.