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H-305 - Oil Spill Containment, Protection, and Recovery Tactics (Inland Water)

Course focus is on practical application of existing available technology for the containment and recovery of spilled oil in inland freshwater environments, and protection of adjoining shorelines. Emphasis areas are on realistic capabilities and limitations of equipment, optimization of equipment performance using sound employment tactics, and safety considerations associated with waterside and waterborne operations. Practical knowledge is gained through multiple field training and scenario based deployment drills, and multi-phase table top exercise.

Number of Students:
* 20 minimum (must have)

Instructional Staff:
Two (2) Instructors

Who should attend:
Those individuals assigned to a HazMat Response Team, fire fighters and other local/state officials who might respond to a hazardous material incident on a large body of freshwater.

*Rural County Host:
If you are hosting a class in a rural county (population 150,000 or less) you may not be required to meet the “minimum number of students” for this class. Rural County Residents may be eligible for travel, lodging and/or per diem reimbursement to attend HMEP funded classes. A requester will need the support of your supervisor to receive funding.

To facilitate the practical modules the following will be needed: At least three different training area with boat ramps in proximity to classroom, coordination and pre-approvals of training areas, secure lay down area for trailers and boats at night, dedicated classroom. The host will be contacted directly by the instructor to arrange to conduct a preliminary site and to assess the training area and develop scenarios. All HMEP Hazardous Material Courses offered through TDEM are compliant with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120, EPA 40CFR Part 311, NFPA Standard 472 and qualify for TCOLE credit.

Course Objectives:
  • Initial Response Considerations
  • Theory and Practical Deployment of Barrier Boom
  • Theory and Practical Deployment of Liquid Recovery and Storage Devices
  • Tactical Application of NIMS ICS of Oil Spill Response
  • Workboat Familiarization and Operations
  • Case Study

How this course is offered:
This class is offered through TDEM HazMat Preparedness Group as an onsite delivery at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. These classes are an open enrollment with the approval of the class host and TDEM. If you are a County Judge; Emergency Management Coordinator; Fire or Police Chief; Public Works Trainer, Training Coordinator or Officer you may request this course by clicking "Request Course" below.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Current Operations Level Training/Certification. Technician level training is highly recommended.

Students must be Public Sector Employees/Volunteers: Students must be employed or used by a political subdivision (county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special districts, interstate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. Private sector, federal, non-profit/not for profit employees may not eligible for these classes unless they also serve in a public sector/volunteer position. Volunteers must apply through their public sector departments. Texas residents only.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 24.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Hazmat
Public Works
Emergency Management
Fire Service

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