• Published: March 4, 2019

WRI Instructors recently led an Oil Under Ice Spill Response Training on Lake Pend O’Reille near Sandpoint, Idaho. Winter conditions present unique challenges for Inland Oil Spill Response. WRI teamed up with local first responders, Sam Owen Fire Department, Selkirk Fire Department and BNSF staff and contractors to practice with specialized equipment for winter spill response conditions.  Respected Sandpoint journalists showed up to document the training with this report on Winter Spill Response.

https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/bnsf-bonner-county-first-responders-hold-winter-weather-training-on-lake-pend-oreille/293-57e2eef9-3c2a-4557-9a45-d168ba9de5be?fbclid=IwAR3Y0kRxMzqmEr5XXap7Wp2rzg5I81K2XG6MBbw_WyjTLPxWZOg1h10_EWM

Ice Spill Response Training

“Whitewater Rescue Institute provided meaningful and professional water safety training for the fisheries professionals in Montana which will help us avoid and/or manage dangerous water conditions during fisheries work on the streams, rivers and lakes of Montana.”

Grant Grisak, Fisheries biologist, Electrofishing Safety Program Coordinator Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
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