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Posted on: June 4, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Free One Day Oil Spill Safety Training for Volunteers in the Florida Keys (HAZWOPER)

Free One Day Oil Spill Safety Training for Volunteers in the Florida Keys (HAZWOPER)
HAZWOPER, (HAZardous Waste OPerations and Emergency Response) training, is the minimal safety standard required for volunteers to assist during a pollution incident such as an oil spill.

This One day training is now being offered free of charge sponsored by the USCG, USCG Auxiliary, and Monroe County Emergency Management. All classes are offered on Saturdays; begin at 9:00 AM and end at 400 PM. A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of the training at each of three convenient locations.

An understanding of the roles of volunteers during an oil spill;
Basic oil spill and hazardous substance terminology;
An introduction to methods for identifying various hazardous substances and the risks associated with them;
Basic hazard and risk assessment techniques;
An overview of personal protection equipment and clothing;
Basic protection and decontamination procedures and more;

June 23 – Monroe County Emergency Operations Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy., Marathon
July 21 - Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center, 10250 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo
August 18 - Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave., Key West,

To register or for more information about this training, please call toll free 1-888-470-5566, ext 4 or e.mail

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