Volunteer

IOSA provides free training for San Juan County residents interested in becoming oil spill responders.

Working with pumps, generators, boom, and skimmers at an equipment drill at Jackson's Beach.
Working with pumps, generators, boom, and skimmers at an equipment drill at Jackson’s Beach.

Types of training available are:

  • Containment, recovery and diversion of oil on the water;
  • Oiled bird search and rescue, basic care, and advanced treatment;
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response safety training (Hazwoper) for oil containment and oiled wildlife responders;
  • Coordination of different aspects of an oil spill response.
Going through the air monitoring checklist.
Going through the air monitoring checklist.

You can train to become a containment responder or an oiled wildlife search & rescue/basic care responder, or both.

We also need volunteers to manage other aspects of response, such as:

  • Logistics including transportation of people, supplies and oiled birds;
  • providing food for spill responders;
  • assisting with communications;
  • and many other jobs!

If you are interested in a non-oil or non-wildlife handling job, please let us know in the below contact form.

Transport of Oiled Birds.
Transport of Oiled Birds.

 

Please fill out our contact form if you are interested in participating in our training sessions.

Oil Spill Response in San Juan County, Washington

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