OIL212 – 24.00 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 esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This 24-hour course provides you with interesting and challenging response scenarios beyond basic response skills for oil spills in rivers and small stream environments. Classroom time accounts for approximately six hours of training time. The remainder is hands-on field time with emphasis on booming strategy and tactics.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

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

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.

Recommended Prior Knowledge 

The completion of a Freshwater Oil Spill Control or a similar type of course


  • Boom and Skimmer Design and Function
  • Communications Exercise
  • Containment and Cleanup Strategy and Tactics
  • Large Scale Simulated Release Exercise
  • Mobile Skimming Operations
  • Skimmer and Crude Oil Exercise
  • Sorbents and chemical agents
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Decontamination, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Issues
  • National Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and Shoreline Assessment Issues
  • Multiple boom deployment operations (cascade booming operation, vessel/rig enclosure containment operation, mobile booming operation)

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.

Registration Questions

If you have trouble registering through the online registration system, contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or Cynthia.Ford@teex.tamu.edu.

Contact Information

Kirk Richardson

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 845-1158 | Toll-Free: (979) 845-3831
Email: kirk.richardson@teex.tamu.edu

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 to Cynthia.Ford@teex.tamu.edu


TEEX Policies
TEEX Participant Handbook

Participants are required to follow the guidelines in the ESTI Student Safety Manual.

It truly helped this the individual perform the task that would touch so many lives. The process taught in your class opened up the thought process on how to accurately do an assessment, and the mitigation of those assessments could only happen if a thorough process is utilized.

— Critical Asset Risk Management
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