Swiftwater Spill Response Technician: Missoula, MT Published: August 16, 2021

The Swiftwater Spill Response Technician course is designed for first responders with exposure to fast water environments. The class will emphasize responder safety and risk management, while providing hands-on training with skills needed to quickly deploy boom in fast water. Participants learn to recognize and avoid fastwater hazards, equipment, booming strategies, recovery systems, rigging onsho...

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Inland Spill Response : ICE RESPONSE Published: February 11, 2020

Inland Spill Response: Cold Weather Fastwater Spill Response in Winter Inland spill response in cold weather is difficult and risky.  Responding to oil spills along rivers in winter requires additional risk management and emphasis on standard operating procedures for all responders on site. Obviously we try to work off ice whenever possible. Several spills in the past two years have required us...

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Inland Oil Spill Response: DeCon Published: December 11, 2019

Fastwater Spill Response Inland Oil Spill Response Notes Personnel Decontamination Inland Oil Spill Response responders must be proactive and assertive about decon. This is one area of response that is often overlooked or incomplete in the early phases of a spill. Establish work zones and clearly communicate them to all responders. Create a site map, with enough detail included to adequately...

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Inland Spill Response Published: May 3, 2019

New Technologies for Inland Spill Response At WRI we specialize in fastwater spill response and inland oil spill response. Our goals are always to respond safely and effectively. We want to contain the spill as quickly as possible and then take steps to minimize its impact. Over the past few years we have been experimenting with a variety of techniques and spill response technologies to incr...

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Fastwater Boom Deployment Tips Published: November 15, 2018

Preplanning and training are critical steps towards any successful fast water boom deployment.  Learning how to read water will help evaluate conditions and determine what boom strategies are possible. Putting out boom in rivers is difficult at best. Boom is heavy and moving water is deceptively powerful, especially when exerting its force on a section of boom placed in the current. Here are a fe...

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Inland Oil Spill Response Challenges Published: February 9, 2018

Inland Spill Response Inland oil spill response often involves moving water and presents a unique set of challenges for responders. WRI offers state of the art and innovative inland oil spill response training in our Swiftwater Spill Response Technician courses. Responder safety and managing risk during fastwater spill response are our top priority at WRI.  Safety officers must be well versed in...

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Eric Giddens, Owner Kern River Brewing Company/1996 Olympic Kayak Team Member
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