WRI Environmental Response specializes in training for water related accidents, from fuel spills to individual safety. In addition, we provide a highly qualified Hazmat emergency response team to assist with clean-up efforts. Moving water creates a whole new set of worker risks in the already challenging environment of a spill response. WRI Environmental Response is setting the industry standard for spill response safety involving rivers and moving water. We know the challenges organizations face on large projects, and our job is to prevent accidents from occurring and to be prepared when they do.

In 2011, WRI coordinated river transportation and safety on pipeline breach on the Yellowstone River, providing transportation for over 25,000 passengers during a four month cleanup while supervising and operating over 25 jetboats daily which collectively ran more than 100,000 miles of the Yellowstone River.

Our team’s unique skills are unmatched and unparalleled in river experience. Our staff includes Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Nurses, U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Boat Operators, and Water Safety Technicians. WRI’s fleet of boats ranges from 28’ Aluminum Inboard Jet Boats to 13’ Inflatable Outboards. In total, we have over 15 boats in our fleet, all capable and designed for work on the river.

“I really appreciate the swift water rescue operations and technician-level training WRI provided for Kennedy Jenks Consultants and the BNSF Railway Company emergency response personnel at Havre, MT and Guernsey, WY in 2010. The training classes were hands-on and greatly improved our river-safety skill levels. Several of my rafting and kayaking friends and I have also attended WRI swiftwater rescue technician classes on the Stillwater River this summer. As good as the training is, what really impressed me was when I called WRI late in the evening on 12 May, 2010 to respond to a BNSF train derailment on the Wind River, you and your staff responded quickly and provided our emergency response team with several swiftwater rescue technicians, a rescue raft, a jet boat, and valuable river safety oversight. We look forward to working with WRI again.”

Nic Winslow, Emergency Response Manager, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
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