Regional On-Scene Commanders (ROSC) Course, Auckland June 2015

The Wildbase team joined the June Regional On Scene Commanders (ROSC) course in Auckland to help out in the exercise control teams. ROSCs lead a tier 2, regional level response during an oil spill so they are important people to get the wildlife message across too!

Louise Chilvers travelled to Maritime New Zealand’s Regional On-Scene Commander (ROSC) course in Auckland in June 2015. ROSCs are the people in charge during Tier 2 oil spill responses, so good people to get to know and remind about oiled wildlife.

The course was held at the MPRS offices in Te Attatu and included lectures and exercises to help replenish or build ROSC’s knowledge and provide them with the training required to be a ROSC. Wildbase help with these courses by presenting information on the processes and procedures during an oiled wildlife response and providing information into the exercises control centres.

Oiled Wildlife Response information delivered to the ROSC’s includes the notification procedures for the regional and national wildlife response teams, advice surrounding equipment and facilities, and the response options that can be used for oiled wildlife. These training courses are great opportunities for Wildbase to work with Maritime New Zealand to help in the training and development of current and future On Scene Commanders.

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