The MDSRC offers multi-day Spill Response Training and Exercises that typically include a one-day classroom session covering spill characteristics, safety, and response tactics. A practical exercise on subsequent day(s) includes hands-on deployment of MDSRC equipment and other resources (if applicable) in response to a "spill". The exercise is able to be modified to meet the needs of the class.
Exercises have been held across the Northwest Territories in the communities of Inuvik, Norman Wells, Swimming Point and Mason Bay. Special training exercises have been developed to include BoomVane handling and helicopter deployment. In 2008, Canadian Helicopters, based in Inuvik, generously supplied a helicopter and pilot for the Summer Response Exercise.
Representatives from member companies, local organizations (Inuvialuit Land Administration and the G'wichin Land & Water Board), government organizations (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Parks Canada) and private companies (Akita Drilling, Arctic Oil & Gas Services, Gruben's Transport, Inuvialuit Transportation & Services Co-operative, Inuvik Works Project and New North Networks) have attended MDSRC training courses.
For further information about MDSRC training courses, contact Tim Taylor at email@example.com.