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Response Training for Quinault, Quillayute, and Makah Tribal Nations

JULY 7, 2017--OR&R Emergency Response Division staff members CDR Jesse Stark and ENS Matthew Bissell visited the Quinault, Quillayute, and Makah local tribal nations last week to provide oil spill response training to tribal members.

This was part of an effort by USCG, Washington State Department of Ecology, and oil spill response organizations from the U.S. and Canada to prepare tribal members to be safe and effective oil spill first responders.

These tribal nations occupy vast and remote sections of Washington's coast and their members would play integral roles in a spill response. The training was well received and helped strengthen the relationship between the federal, state, tribal, and private entities that would be charged with working together in a spill response on tribal land.

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