Western Canadian Spill Services   :   Spill preparedness and response support since 1972.


THE WCSS Purpose

Cooperatives operate within specific geographic areas.

The petroleum companies in each Co-op work together to achieve a state of spill response readiness. To accomplish this Cooperatives maintain spill contingency plans and strategically place OSCARS (Oil Spill Containment and Recovery units) that are available to all member companies in the area. They hold annual training exercises and provide educational funding for their membership. In an effort to continually improve, Co-ops are often involved in research and development projects.


News & Updates

Are you planning a safety meeting?  Have you ordered an Awareness Kit and would like some additional presentation material?  Refer to our WCSS Orientation Presentation!  This brief set of slides includes material that member company representatives review during our exercises, but until now have not been able to transport back to spread more awareness.   Reference notes are included to increase clarity.  We welcome your feedback!

Oil Spill App

 Please note that the app is available through the provided link only; it is not available through the Apple or Google Play store. Instructions for download here.

List of Equipment Currently in Use as of September 19, 2019

Section 2.3 - Contact Info updated September 19, 2019 

Bulletin -  August 2019

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