Oil Spill Response Training

Oil Spill Response Training

Santa Rosa Beach, FL (May 5, 2010) –

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operation Center working closely with representatives from British Petroleum (BP), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are proud to announce that Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill response volunteer training has been secured for Walton County. The training will begin tomorrow Thursday, April 6, 2010 and continue until the local training need has been met.

The training will consist of three modules:
• Module 1 - 45 min.: for general public volunteers (“unpaid”) with NO contact with spill product or affected wildlife.
• Module 2 - 45 min.(in addition to Mod. 1): will emphasize safety for those “paid” volunteers and employees working for contractors
• Module 3 - 4 hours (in addition to Mod.s 1 & 2): For Agency employees and personnel associated with entities such as Humane Society, Friends of Beaches; Turtle Rescue op.s etc.; to be presented along with Mod.s 1&2 for a total 6 hour training course.

Any members of the community wishing to attend this training please call 267-2000 to register for the class. Each class can accommodate a maximum of 100 students, and it will be open to residents of Walton County. For members that have not already registered with the Walton County Sheriff Office to volunteer and wishing to do so, will be able to at the training.

Captain Mike Barker, Walton County Chief of Emergency Management is urging any members of the community interested in participating in the cleanup efforts to attend this very valuable training.

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