This 3-Day Course Will Provide Comprehensive Training for Serving on SCAT teams

Apalachicola, FL– The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve in collaboration with Research Planning, INC, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will be hosting SCAT (Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Team) training from June 1st-June 3rd, 2015, in Eastpoint, Florida. This three-day course will provide comprehensive training on how to serve on SCAT teams. Students who complete the course will be given SCAT certification, as recognized by NOAA and the State of Florida.  The targeted audience for this training will be federal, state, and local government employees who would be willing and able to leave their normal daily work responsibilities in order to respond to a petroleum or other hazardous spill event. Potential trainees should also be able to spend long days outdoors with exposure to sun, heat, and biting insects. ICS 100b, 200b, 700, 800 are course pre-requisites. A minimum 24-hour Hazwoper certification will be required for SCAT certified persons whom wish to serve on an actual SCAT team; however, it is NOT a prerequisite for the course. There is no charge for the course, but class participation is limited to 25 people. Tentative schedule describing the daily classroom and field activities available by request. For more information, please contact Jason Garwood at (850) 670-7705 or

 WHAT:         SCAT (Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Team) Training

WHEN:          June 1-3, 2015 8:00-4:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Apalachicola National Research Reserve Nature Center
                        108 Island Dr.
                        Eastpoint, FL 32328