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NSFCC | Operations | Logistics/Inventory | Oil Spill Response Technician Course

The Oil Spill Response Technician (OSRT) Course is considered an entry-level course based on the OSRT students deploying flexi-boom on half-hullNational Strike Force Qualification Program practical factors that deal with VOSS and SORS equipment systems. The course includes a combination of classroom and hands-on training using oil spill response equipment systems onboard JUNIPER Class WLB’s ( The Spilled Oil Recovery System – “SORS” ) and District DRAT/NSF Strike Team ( Vessel of Opportunity Oil Skimming System – “VOSS”) equipment. All students will experience training in the classroom focusing on generalized CG oil spill response and specific SORS/VOSS oil spill response equipment systems. Training activities are held at the OHMSETT facility located at Leonardo, NJ.

Instruction on inflatible boomThe OHMSETT facility gives the opportunity for the students to experience "real" oil spill recovery operations using CG SORS/VOSS equipment in their 2.6 million gallon tank. Each day, a maximum of twenty students are divided into groups and rotated through a series of equipment stations for operational training. The “hands-on” training focuses on the use of the "test tank", "half-hull", "engineering", and "deck" stations for actual oil spill recovery and ancillary systems operation.

The 2007 dates for the OSRT course can be found here.

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STEP

ACTION

1.

Complete a Short Term Training request and submit to TQC. You may also submit request for training via electronic training request ( ETR). Refer to the TQC website (below) with any questions.

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/tqc/

2.

Instructor selection & certification

  • Instructors’ selection comes from the Strike Teams and DRAT’s. The Strike Teams provide 2 instructors for a pool of 6 from which to select. The DRAT’s fill in on a need by need basis.
  • Each member should have completed the Instructor Development Course and be comfortable teaching in front of a class.

The NSFCC Equipment Support Branch will forward a slate of names to TQC to cover the instructors.

3.

LODGING

NSFCC Equipment Support Branch makes the lodging arrangements with Fort Monmouth Lodging, Building 270 Allen Avenue, Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703, Tel: (732) 532-1092, Fax: (732) 532-0012

4.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Uniform of the day will be your unit’s standard work uniform and steel-toed boots. Bring your coveralls. (This is not a “let’s sit in the classroom and watch videos all day” kind of school. You are going to get dirty.) The school will provide all other safety equipment. If you have a hardhat, gloves, safety goggles, and other safety equipment that you are used to wearing, go ahead and bring them.
  • Transportation from the Newark, NJ airport to the hotel on Sunday and from the hotel to the airport on Friday or Saturday will be by commercial transportation. There are two services available with check-in/reservations made at the Ground Transportation Desk in the luggage claim area upon your arrival. Cost can be as high as $40 per person each way depending upon the number of people in your group making the trip. These services run every hour or so until 2230.

5.

PHONE NUMBERS

  • OHMSETT FACILITY: 732-866-7184 EXT. 10
    MRS. SUSAN CUNNEFF.
  • NWS EARLE MOTOR POOL (VANS): 723-866-7127/7128
  • NAVAL WEAPONS STATION OOD: 732-866-2500
  • NAVAL WEAPONS STATION SECURITY: 732-866-2291
  • LODGING FACILITY FORT MONMOUTH: 732-532-1092; RESERVATIONS: MS. NANCY CAPPOZA
  • COMMERICAL NEWARK AIRPORT
    TRANSPORTATION STATE SHUTTLE: 800-427-3207

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DIRECTIONS TO FORT MONMOUTH FROM NEWARK AIRPORT:

From Newark Airport, Take I-95 South ( New Jersey Turnpike) to Exit 11 Woodbridge/Garden State Parkway). After paying the toll, bear left at the fork (sign will say Garden State Parkway South). Take Parkway South to Exit 105. You will be on Route 36 East. Go into the far right lane as you approach the traffic light, and take the jughandle U-turn just past the light. Go across the light. This will be Hope Road. Continue on Hope Road until you reach Route 537 East. Make a right turn at this traffic light. Follow Route 537 East to the traffic light (intersection of Routes 537 and 35). Go across the traffic light. This is the Main Entrance to Fort Monmouth.

After entering Ft. Monmouth, you will be on Avenue of Memories until you get to the East Gate (a v-shaped road with divider in the middle). DO NOT GO OUT THE BACK GATE, but bear left and cross over in front of the gate. Go thru the next stop sign and bear left. The first street on the right is Barton ave. Make right onto Barton, which brings you to Allen Ave. Make left onto Allen Ave. and Building 270 (Ft. Monmouth Lodging) is the 2nd Building on the left.

Ft. Monmouth Lodging

Building 270 Allen Ave.
Fort Monmouth , NJ 07703
Tel 732-532-1092
Fax 732-532-8996

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DIRECTIONS TO OHMSETT FROM FORT MONMOUTH:

From Fort Monmouth, go across the road at the traffic light and stay on Route 537 West. At the 2 nd traffic light (1 st light is Hope Road), bear right on Route 537 West ( Swimming River Road). Continue on Route 537 until you come to a fork in the road. You will stay to your right and follow the sign for Route 50 North. At the traffic light, make a right turn on to Normandy Road (this is the entrance to the government road). Continue on Normandy Road for about 7-8 miles until you reach the railroad tracks by the North Gate of Naval Weapons Station Earle.

THIS ENTRANCE IS NOW CLOSED.

Bear left at the traffic light, and proceed across the railroad tracks onto East Road. Go straight across East Road after the 1 st traffic light, and continue until you reach the 2 nd light. This will be Route 36 East. Make a right onto Route 36 East for approximately 1 mile until you see the U- and left turn sign at the traffic light for Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle Waterfront, which is just before the overpass. Take the jughandle turn and go across to the Main Gate entrance for the base.

Please provide a valid passport, birth certificate, voter id card, or military identification in the Pass & ID Office. You will also need to present valid driver’s license, registration, and vehicle insurance identification cards.

After checking in with the Pass and ID Office proceed past the security personnel, continue going straight until you reach the stop sign. Make a left turn towards the pier. Just before the pier, make a right turn onto a dirt road (and railroad track). Continue a few hundred feet and make a right turn. Straight ahead will be Building R-24(green building with the double door).

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