Safety and Emergency Response Courses

Safety courses are mandatory for jobs that require specialized skills for using equipment or dealing with situations with inherent risk. These courses prepare employees to pass required tests to operate watercraft, conduct electrofishing, and operate other equipment.

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Operators of Service ORUVs, ATVs, or UTVs including: Service employees, volunteers, and partner organizations operators identified in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 

Description: 

This online course serves as the pre-class and a refresher on safe...

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Operators of Service heavy equipment including: Service employees, volunteers, and partner organizations operators identified in a Memorandum of Understanding MOU.

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This 3-hour class course provides the fundamentals of safe heavy equipment...

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Experienced MOCC operators who have completed both the Open Water Module and the Motorboat Operator Instructor Certification Course (MOICC) or approved equivalent.

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The MOCC Open Water Module Instructor Course is targeted toward experienced MOCC...

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Experienced MOCC operators who have completed both the River Module and the Motorboat Operator Instructor Certification Course (MOICC) or approved equivalent.

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The MOCC River Module Instructor Course is targeted toward experienced MOCC...

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Experienced airboat operators who have completed the Motorboat Operator Instructor Certification Course (MOICC) or approved equivalent.

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The MOCC Airboat Module Instructor Course is targeted toward experienced airboat operators who have...

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Experienced non-motorized operators who have completed the Non-Motorized Module or approved equivalent.

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The MOCC Non-Motorized Module Instructor Course is targeted toward experienced MOCC Non-Motorized operators who have completed the Non-Motorized...

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Maintenance professionals with no to little experience with welding.

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This course is designed to provide maintenance professionals with basic or intermediate metal welding and cutting skills. This course will cover most welding and cutting...

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Peer Support Members (PSM) are Service employees who are trained in CISM and the basic techniques of crisis intervention. PSMs are trained to assist employees by listening and providing support in a confidential and non-judgmental manner. PSMs are also trained in positive stress...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees with little or no experience with electric and HVAC systems.

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This is an introductory course for maintenance professionals to learn how to perform basic electrical and HVAC systems repairs and installations....

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MOCC Boat Operators and crews who are engaged in activities with gear over the side of watercraft.  

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This course will provide general knowledge of scientific boating operations and risks to all individuals...

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 Required course for any Service personnel performing rocket netting operations. For FWS employees, but also available for U.S. Geological Survey employees, interagency partners, and collaborators as scheduling allows. Please contact your FWS Regional Migratory Birds...

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Required course for any Service personnel performing rocket-netting operations. This course is a safety requirement for all FWS rocket-netters. Audience also includes USGS employees, any interagency partners, and other collaborating rocket-netters. 

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DOI maintenance employees  

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The class will provide basic skills and knowledge to maintain historic buildings. The course will focus on the roles of historic materials, the importance of material compatibility, and the...

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Personnel training at the Basic Faller Trainee, Basic Faller, Intermediate Faller, and Advanced Faller levels must complete annual chain saw refresher training.  

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This course is designed to ensure sawyers continue to...

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Experienced motorboat operators who have completed the Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) or approved equivalent.

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The MOICC is targeted toward experienced motorboat operators who have completed the Motorboat Operator Certification Course (...

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Any person operating Service watercraft and who is approaching the five year point requiring refresher training.

Summary and Objectives:

The refresher training provides motorboat operators with updated information on new equipment, trends, and techniques in...

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MOCC Airboat Instructors operating Department watercraft and who are approaching the five-year point requiring refresher training.

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As per DOI 485 DM 22 Watercraft Safety Policy, the MOCC Airboat Module (ABM) Refresher Certification is...

Target Audience:

Airboat operators who are approaching the 5-year refresher date.

Summary and Objectives:

As per DOI 485 DM 22 Watercraft Safety Policy, the MOCC Airboat Module (ABM) Refresher Certification is required every 5 years and consists of educational and practical...

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The MOCC - Non-Motorized Module (NMTM) is required for any person operating DOI non-motorized watercraft.

Summary and Objectives:

The NMM minimum standards are for introductory courses on the safe operation of nonmotorized watercraft. Since water conditions and...

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Any person operating Service watercraft and who is approaching the five year point requiring refresher training.

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The refresher training provides motorboat operators with updated information on new equipment, trends, and techniques in...

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Department of Interior personnel whose responsibilities include overseeing, planning, or participating in an inland spill response.

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The purpose of the training is to prepare agencies within the Department of the Interior to plan for and...

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Heat Stress Management is an important topic for all to become familiar, especially when working in a high temperature environment.

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This heat stress awareness training teaches participants how heat affects the body, the steps they can take to prevent...

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FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates and provides Snowmobile training on Service-owned, leased, or rented snowmobiles. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course.

Summary and Objectives

This...

TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES/AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operate Service-owned, leased, or rented Off-Road Utility, All Terrain, and Utility Terrain Vehicles. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: The course is...
TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES/AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operate Service-owned, leased, or rented snowmobiles. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course is designed to provide operators of snowmobiles with the...
TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY, who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented Off-Road Utility Vehicles and would like to become an Off-Road Utility Vehicle Safety instructor. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course....
DESCRIPTION: This course is a refresher on safe practices for operators of snowmobiles. Successful completion is required by Service Manual Policy (321 FW 1) every three years. AVAILABILITY: FWS EMPLOYEES/AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY. Operators of snowmobiles including: Service employees,...
AVAILABILITY: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY, who operates and provides Off-Road Utility Vehicle training on Service-owned, leased, or rented Off-Road Utility Vehicles. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES:...
TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented amphibious vehicles. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course is designed to provide operators with the...
DESCRIPTION: This is an online pre-class course on safe practices for operators of snowmobiles. Successful completion is required by Service Manual Policy (321 FW 1) followed by an online refresher to be completed every three years. AVAILABILITY: FWS EMPLOYEES/AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY....
TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented specialty tracked equipment (e.g. March Master, Geo-Boy, Geo-Trac, etc.). Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This...
TARGET AUDIENCE: US FWS Personnel who are given the responsibility to operate chainsaws. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course is designed to train beginning sawyers to work safely and efficiently, without causing injury to themselves, others or equipment. An evaluator will assess the trainee's...
TARGET AUDIENCE: Non-Fire Chainsaw operators who have been nominated to attend instructor certification training. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This training will certify Non-Fire Chainsaw Operators to conduct the FWS Non-Fire Chainsaw Safety Course in accordance with Service Manual Chapter 241 FW 12...
AVAILABILITY: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented scraper pan. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course provides the training required in FWS Policy, 321 FW...
AVAILABILITY: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented skid steer. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course provides the training required in FWS Policy, 321 FW 1...
TARGET AUDIENCE: This training is intended for all employees that either operate, may operate or work around dump trucks for the USFWS. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: The USFWS uses a wide variety of dump trucks and other types of dump bed equipment/trailers throughout the nation to complete a multitude...
AVAILABILITY: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented motor grader. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course provides the training required in FWS Policy, 321 FW...
TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented hydraulic excavators. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. DESCRIPTION: This course provides the training required in FWS Policy, 321...
TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates and provides Heavy Equipment Safety training on Service-owned, leased, or rented heavy equipment. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This...
Target Audience: 

FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented heavy equipment and would like to become a Heavy Equipment Safety Instructor. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. 

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TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented crawler loaders. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course provides the training required in FWS Policy,...
AVAILABILITY: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented forklifts. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course provides the training required in FWS Policy, 321 FW 1...
TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented four wheeled drive front end loaders. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course provides the training...
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FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented backhoe/loader. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course.

Summary and Objectives:

This course provides the training required in...

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FWS Employees / Affiliated Personnel ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented crawler dozers. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course.

Summary and Objectives:

This course provides the training required in...

TARGET AUDIENCE: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operate Service-owned, leased, or rented agricultural tractors. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course provides the training required in FWS...
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This course can be used for crew member safety training. You can retake this course yearly for re-certification purposes.

Summary and Objectives:

Increase knowledge of and skills in electrofishing safety that will result in reduced incidents and injuries to crew members...

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The MOCC is for personnel who need to operate DOI watercraft in the performance of their duties.

Summary and Objectives:

This course gives participants the training required to permit operation of Service-owned watercraft. It reviews minimum requirements for safe operation...

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Heavy Equipment operators

Summary and Objectives:

Teach advanced motor grader operating techniques for the maintenance of Service owned Gravel roads.

Seminar Calendar

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Shepherdstown, WV