WCSS members have access to a variety of specialized equipment:

DECONTAMINATION UNIT

This unit is intended to provide decontamination equipment and facilities, along with additional clean PPE, for spill response personnel.

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BOOM VANES

A Boom Vane is a device used for oil boom deployment in rivers and other waterways. The vane allows for rapid boom deployment in water without the use of boats, anchors or fixed installations. The Boom Vane is constructed as a cascade of vertical wings mounted in a rectangular frame. Powered by the current and held with a mooring line, the boom vane swings out towards the opposite shore with the boom in tow. The boom vane is very stable in water speeds ranging from 1-5 knots.

Deployment Video
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BOOM DEFLECTORS

Boom Deflectors attach to boom connectors and are designed to help push the boom to an angle where product can be deflected towards a recovery area.

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co-op 4

LAKE BOOM REEL

There is 580 metres of inflatable lake boom on a 20ft boom reel trailer.

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co-op 4

TOW VESSEL

16’ Aquadek workboat that has been reconfigured to remove the engine shroud and seal the pump openings. This allows for more storage space for barrels or totes, accelerating the recovery time during an oil spill. 

 

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WILDLIFE RESPONSE UNIT

WCSS has eight wildlife response units that contain equipment that is primarily designed to prevent birds from coming into contact with an oilspill in surface water. In general the units contain wildlife hazing equipment and some bird capture gear that includes:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hazing guns c/w propane bottles
  • Bird scare flash tape
  • Scare-eye balloons
  • Scare crows (i.e. owls, eagle, human)
  • Capture nets
  • Containers for bird transport

Responders must have pre-authorization from Fish and Wildlife resource agencies prior to utilizing the equipment in the unit.

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co-op 2
co-op 4
co-op 5
co-op 6
co-op 7
co-op 9