This 24-hour course provides you with interesting and challenging response scenarios beyond basic response skills for responding to oil spills in estuarine and coastal 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
- 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.
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.
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 the Oil Spill Control course or a similar type of 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
- Individuals who may be tasked with responding to oil-spill incidents
Class Location and Travel Information
Classes are conducted at
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of local hotels.
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.