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Boom School

What is Inland Waterways Spill Responder Training?

Wakota CAER annually sponsors Inland Waterways Spill Responder Training, the first training course offered in Minnesota for response to oil spills on water. “Boom School” teaches local responders how to contain and recover petroleum on moving water. This training is valuable for individuals who need experience using oil spill response equipment.

What does Boom School cover?

Industry and regulatory personnel with experience responding to oil spills on water instruct the course, which includes a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction. Wakota CAER members provide the boats and booming equipment. If they choose, attendees may use their own equipment during the training.

The first day is a watercraft operation/safety course followed by a two and half-day inland waterways spill responder training sessions.

2019 Schedule: