Kirkland Hosts Regional Spill Response Training

Published on May 05, 2022


Being prepared for an emergency takes practice. That’s why our Public Works Spill Prevention and Response crews recently hosted a Regional Spill Response Training exercise for 10 other agencies at Marina Park in downtown Kirkland to prepare for an environmental spill. City staff from our Parks and Community Service, Police, and Fire Departments also participated.

The training was an opportunity for regional spill responders to meet each other in person and:

  • Identify the best way to communicate and notify counterparts during environmental incidents
  • Understand how they can lean on each other and ask for assistance during an incident
  • Practice their response to a mock spill

Crews also learned about response tools and equipment including Kirkland’s spill equipment trailer, our Storm Crew Spill Truck (for land response) and the City’s new Spill Shed at Marina Park, which holds land and water spill gear and is close to the water for faster response.

Kirkland was joined by crews from the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore, Redmond, Sammamish, and Woodinville, and also from Northshore Fire, Eastside Fire, the King County Sheriff’s Office and the State Department of Ecology.

See more information about the City’s Spill Prevention and Response