San Juan County Emergency Services and IOSA received a grant this year for the following equipment and training from Washington State Dept. of Ecology
The equipment we will be receiving includes:
- Two gas meters for monitoring air quality around an oil spill (adding to the two we already have);
- New marine VHF radios;
- New Ipads with navigation software for our two main response vessels (Sea Goose and Green Heron);
- Maintenance on the four yellow oil spill equipment trailers we received from Ecology about eight years ago.
Our False Bay drill on May 20th, 2017, is also paid for through this grant.
Thank you to Washington State Dept. of Ecology for this generous grant!
May 21st Oil Containment Drill — All Spaces Filled Up.
On May 21st IOSA will hold the first oil containment drill of the year at False Bay, San Juan Island.
We will practice the Geographic Response Plan strategy for this location. We have had numerous drills at False Bay and each time we refine our response strategy more. If you would like to check out the response plan strategy for False Bay, check out this link at Washington State Department of Ecology and go to page 212 out of 247, http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/preparedness/GRP/SJI.NPS.GRP/Chapter4a-SJI.pdf
As of May 14th, there are no spaces left for the May 21st containment drill. You could be put on a waiting list if you would like to come.
Other Trainings Scheduled for 2016