Islands’ Oil Spill Association hosts training in October

Submitted by the Islands’ Oil Spill Association.

The Islands’ Oil Spill Association is offering free oil spill response training for interested islanders in October. Sessions will be held on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island.

This half-day hands-on training is intended to give both new and existing volunteers an introduction to basic response strategies and provide a general overview of the equipment and tools likely to be used. Training will occur outdoors at various shorefront locations.

SAN JUAN ISLAND: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9

ORCAS ISLAND: 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16

LOPEZ ISLAND: 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17

IOSA is a volunteer organization that has provided a vital first line of defense for the islands, responding to spills of all sizes since 1985. 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 a team. Space is limited.

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