Training

Upcoming IOSA Training Opportunities

Greetings to the IOSA Community during these challenging times. We wanted to get out some critical training dates to IOSA volunteers now, but please know that depending on how these next few months unfold, we may need to reschedule or adjust. We’ll keep everyone who signs up informed as the dates in May get closer.

Note: Specific timing and location subject to change.  Details will be emailed to registered participants ahead of time.  You must enroll online to attend. 

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Calendar

March 28, 2020: Wildlife Volunteer HAZWOPER Training – CANCELLED

Where:
Everett Community College
Jackson Conference Center

2000 Tower St
Everett, WA 98201

Time:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

What:
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.

Please register at www.oilspills101.wa.gov.

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.

May 16 & 17, 2020: Two Day Wildlife Response

Where:
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Exact location TBD

Time:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (exact timing may shift with ferry schedules, etc.)

What:
This two – day introductory Wildlife Response Training provides an overview of oiled wildlife response with an emphasis on preparing volunteers to understand how they can help when wildlife is impacted. The training will focus on the context and phasing of an oiled wildlife response, how to assess if an animal is oiled, and how to capture oiled wildlife. The training will discuss specific safety issues involved in handling or working with oiled wildlife; building an understanding of the response process and provides trainees with basic skills necessary to support a wildlife response. The first day of the training is lecture and discussion in the classroom with a second day of field exercises. The training will provide opportunities for discussion of current and best practice methods.

Who should attend:
San Juan County residents who want to volunteer with IOSA. Should be physically fit, able to work for long periods outside in inclement weather, be able to work and move in and around boats, and should enjoy working as part of a team.

Instructor: Focus Wildlife, Inc. staff

May 18 – 20, 2020: 24HR HAZWOPER

Where:
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Exact location TBD

Time:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (exact timing may shift with ferry schedules, etc.)

What:
This three day course is the highest level of hazardous materials training offered to IOSA volunteers. Course is intended for dedicated volunteers who have interest, stamina, and ability to be involved in on-the-water response operations. Course is intended to provide information to class participants about the hazards of working with or around hazardous chemicals, including petroleum products. There is a heavy focus on responder safety, practical know how, and lessons learned from accidents across the world.

Who should attend:
Current or future IOSA volunteers or staff/volunteers from key partner agencies and organizations. This is not a good class for someone just wanting to learn more, or exploring the possibility of getting involved. The class is for those who are committed to volunteering and helping with spill response at a more robust level. All IOSA volunteers should be physically fit, able to work for long periods outside in inclement weather, be able to work and move in and around boats, and should enjoy working as part of of a team.

Instructor: Brian Johnson, DH Environmental

May 20, 2020: 8HR HAZWOPER REFRESHER

Where:
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Exact location TBD

Time:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (exact timing may shift with ferry schedules, etc.)

What:
This one day course is intended to provide information to class participants about the hazards of working with or around hazardous chemicals, including petroleum products. The class is designed to supply the annual refresher all HAZWOPER certified regulations. It will be focused oil spill response. If you are interested and new to HAZWOPER, this is the initial 8 hour training needed for everyone to meet the “first responder operations level” and is the basic level of training to be an IOSA spill response volunteer.

Who should attend:
Current or future IOSA volunteers or staff/volunteers from key partner agencies and organizations. This class is also a good choice for first time volunteers or those just plugging back into IOSA after a layoff. All IOSA volunteers should be physically fit, able to work for long periods outside in inclement weather, be able to work and move in and around boats, and should enjoy working as part of of a team.

Instructor: Brian Johnson, DH Environmental

October 12, 2020: 8HR HAZWOPER REFRESHER

Where:
Orcas Island
Exact location TBD

Time:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (exact timing may shift with ferry schedules, etc.)

What:
This one day course is intended to provide information to class participants about the hazards of working with or around hazardous chemicals, including petroleum products. The class is designed to supply the annual refresher all HAZWOPER certified regulations. It will be focused oil spill response. If you are interested and new to HAZWOPER, this is the initial 8 hour training needed for everyone to meet the “first responder operations level” and is the basic level of training to be an IOSA spill response volunteer.

Who should attend:
Current or future IOSA volunteers or staff/volunteers from key partner agencies and organizations. This class is also a good choice for first time volunteers or those just plugging back into IOSA after a layoff. All IOSA volunteers should be physically fit, able to work for long periods outside in inclement weather, be able to work and move in and around boats, and should enjoy working as part of of a team.

Instructor: Brian Johnson, DH Environmental

October 13, 2020: 8HR HAZWOPER REFRESHER

Where:
Lopez Island
Exact location TBD

Time:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (exact timing may shift with ferry schedules, etc.)

What:
This one day course is intended to provide information to class participants about the hazards of working with or around hazardous chemicals, including petroleum products. The class is designed to supply the annual refresher all HAZWOPER certified regulations. It will be focused oil spill response. If you are interested and new to HAZWOPER, this is the initial 8 hour training needed for everyone to meet the “first responder operations level” and is the basic level of training to be an IOSA spill response volunteer.

Who should attend:
Current or future IOSA volunteers or staff/volunteers from key partner agencies and organizations. This class is also a good choice for first time volunteers or those just plugging back into IOSA after a layoff. All IOSA volunteers should be physically fit, able to work for long periods outside in inclement weather, be able to work and move in and around boats, and should enjoy working as part of of a team.

Instructor: Brian Johnson, DH Environmental

October 14, 2020: 8HR HAZWOPER REFRESHER

Where:
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Exact location TBD

Time:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (exact timing may shift with ferry schedules, etc.)

What:
This one day course is intended to provide information to class participants about the hazards of working with or around hazardous chemicals, including petroleum products. The class is designed to supply the annual refresher all HAZWOPER certified regulations. It will be focused oil spill response. If you are interested and new to HAZWOPER, this is the initial 8 hour training needed for everyone to meet the “first responder operations level” and is the basic level of training to be an IOSA spill response volunteer.

Who should attend:
Current or future IOSA volunteers or staff/volunteers from key partner agencies and organizations. This class is also a good choice for first time volunteers or those just plugging back into IOSA after a layoff. All IOSA volunteers should be physically fit, able to work for long periods outside in inclement weather, be able to work and move in and around boats, and should enjoy working as part of of a team.

Instructor: Brian Johnson, DH Environmental

Oil Spill Response in San Juan County, Washington

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