Spring 2018 Geographic Response Plan and First Responder Training Exercises

Every year, Nuka Research conducts seven GRP exercises throughout the state of Massachusetts to prepare them in the event of an oil spill. In Spring of 2018, Nuka Research planned and facilitated three Geographic Response Plan Exercises in the towns of Lynn, Truro, and Chelsea, as well as one first responder oil spill response training exercise in Dartmouth. The Spring season marked off the 10th year of GRP exercises, and as of the end of this season Nuka Research has conducted 57 exercises and trained over 1,400 first responders in the state of Massachusetts.

Local officials and news media are invited to attend the exercise to experience what a first responder must do in the event of an oil spill and help inform the community about how well first responders are prepared in the event of an oil spill. This Spring season, the exercises got great media coverage which can be found at the links below.

First responders test tools, skills in mock oil spill response

Two dozen firefighters from Lynn and Nahant conduct an ‘oil spill drill’

Cape officials train to respond to oil spills

CLIENT: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

PROJECT DATES: March 2018 – May 2018