Date and Location:

March 14, 2020 – Ridgefield/Vancouver, WA

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 5 Office
5525 South 11th Street, Conference Room 102 | Ridgefield, WA 98642
Time: 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

March 28, 2020 – Everett, WA

Everett Community College, Jackson Conference Center
2000 Tower Street | Everett, WA
Time: 8:00 AM—5:00  PM

What to Expect from the Training

This one-day interactive training will help you understand how to recognize, react, and protect yourself from the hazards associated with an oil spill. The class will cover hazardous situation recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures, and an overview of how oil spill response operations are conducted. The class also examines hazards associated with working around oiled wildlife. Note: While some of the subject matter discussed is related to oiled wildlife specific hazards, this training is not a wildlife handling or treatment course.

  • Check-in starts at 7:30 AM so please come early. Class will start promptly at 8:00 AM.
  • Come prepared to be part of an interactive day of training, including demonstration of incident briefings and break out sessions for group discussions.  Course materials will be made available.
  • Light refreshments will be served, but you are on your own for lunch. The training will be in classroom layout with tables and chairs.
  • Upon completion, you will receive an 8-hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certificate. This class satisfies the annual HAZWOPER renewal requirements.

For more information, please email Nhi Irwin at