FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Western Canadian Spill Services will be conducting a training exercise to practice response techniques in the Peace River valley.
The exercise, which begins on Wednesday morning at 8:30 at the south end of the Clayhurst Bridge, will teach field personnel in each Cooperative to respond safely and effectively to spills. Each year, WCSS trains approximately 1,500 potential responders. In addition to Coop exercises, WCSS maintains a number of spill response courses that are available on an open registration or individual company basis.
WCSS manages 18 oil spill cooperatives, stretching from Northeastern B.C., across Alberta into Saskatchewan. There are approximately 600 petroleum companies that participate within WCSS oil spill cooperatives. Each of the co-ops is managed by a group of industry volunteers with a Chairman at the helm, an industry steering committee, contract administrators and equipment custodians.