Accidental spills can release a variety of materials into the surrounding environment. From unintended oil and fuel release to chemicals, hazardous materials, and even food products, spills vary significantly by composition, size, and scope. It is therefore critical that you have an emergency spill response plan in place for your organization, including contact information for an established emergency spill response company.

Emergency response companies exist specifically to assist with emergency management. Hull’s Environmental Services maintains a constant state of readiness to ensure rapid emergency response and cleanup of a variety of spills. Whether you experience a major marine oil spill or a small-scale hazardous chemical release, the highly trained response teams at Hull’s Environmental Services are positioned for timely emergency management across Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Types of Emergencies

Emergencies require immediate specialized responses based on the type of emergency occurring. While some emergency and response solutions cross over, many require particular skills, knowledge, and equipment to ensure that the emergency is effectively handled.


Emergency spills can be caused by industrial and commercial facility accidents, vehicle accidents, train derailments, storage tank failure, vessel overfilling, waste stockpiles, and natural disasters. A specialized emergency spill response company, Hull Environmental Services has the equipment and experience to ensure an effective and efficient response, containment, and cleanup, regardless of the incident or conditions.

An OSRO certified organization, our extensive experience in spill containment and remediation includes:

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  • Natural Disaster Response
  • Biohazard Cleanup
  • Debris Clearing and Removal
  • Leaking Drum Overpacks
  • Fuel, Oil and Chemical Containment
  • Mercury Spill Cleanup
  • Hazardous Material Handling
  • Leaking Totes, Drums, and Other Containers
  • Liquid and Solid Removal by Vacuum Truck
  • Product Transfers
  • Spill Containment Berm Construction
  • Storm Drain and Waterway Clearing
  • Confined Space Entry and Rescue
  • Waste Transportation and Disposal


The destructive heat, flame, and smoke of a fire can level homes and buildings in minutes. Emergency rescue and response teams deployed by local fire departments put out the fires and minimize damage. For large-scale fires, the National Guard and FEMA may assist with firefighting and recovery.

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters range from severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and floods to deadly heat waves and earthquakes. Depending on the nature and severity of the disaster, a variety of organizations take measures to mitigate damage, reduce injury and loss of life, and repair and rebuild affected areas.


An unconsidered aspect of a pandemic is that it creates additional complications for emergency response teams. Extra precautions and safety measures such as wearing PPE and maintaining social distance are crucial when lives and property are at risk.

Emergencies can occur anytime, anywhere, so it is wise to have an emergency response plan already in place before a problem occurs. Keep a reputable emergency response company like Hull Environmental Services on call, so you can be assured of a timely response in any emergency.

Types of Emergency Response

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Emergency Preparedness & Response

To prioritize emergency response and reach those most in need, emergency management organizations divide emergency response into four main categories:

  • Routine: For situations that occur frequently, on a daily or weekly basis. Emergency response teams are typically prepared for these emergencies and can plan a quick response in advance.
  • Minor: For small emergencies that require immediate response, such as a fire in one room of a building or a minor chemical spill that can be remediated quickly with minimal risk to individuals or property.
  • Major: For large-scale events that pose a grave risk to life and property. Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, fires, train derailments, hazardous chemical spills, and flooding may fall within this category.
  • Catastrophe:The highest priority on the emergency response scale, this designation is for emergencies with widespread damage and loss of life. Catastrophes may include hurricanes, large tornadoes, wildfires, widespread flooding, and large oil spills.

OPA 90

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 affected the way that many oil companies operate with regard to the transfer and storage of oil. The goal of the act was to enhance the EPA’s ability to prevent oil spills and streamline emergency response to catastrophic oil spills. In addition to the Oil Pollution Act, the Clean Water Act was amended to further address prevention, response, and remediation after oil spills in U.S. waters.

Hull Environmental Services maintains ORSO Certification to ensure that our oil spill emergency response methods are compliant with the latest regulations and standards.

Hull’s Emergency Management Services

As leading experts in the field of emergency management, we offer a wide range of critical services, including:

  • Emergency Response Services: We perform spill cleanup and damage mitigation for accidental oil, fuel, chemical, and hazardous waste spills, regardless of size and complexity.
  • Disaster Recovery & Response Services: We complete emergency cleanup and recovery after many disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and more.
  • Vacuum Truck Services: We maintain a fleet of vacuum trucks with a range of load and power capacities, dumping methods, and specialized modifications.
  • Waste Management: We provide waste disposal services, including waste identification and classification, manifesting, and transport.
  • Field & Industrial Services: We offer periodic and scheduled maintenance and cleaning services to help you prevent emergency situations.
  • Environmental Remediation Services: We help restore the environment after a spill through comprehensive remediation and restoration services.
  • Oil Field Services: We assist oil drilling and exploration operations with logistics, transportation, and construction services.
  • COVID Disinfection Services: We disinfect areas where COVID outbreaks occur, in accordance with CDC, WHO, and OSHA guidelines.

Contact the Experts at Hull Environmental Services Today!

With U.S. Coast Guard OSRO certification, OSHA-trained field personnel, and level A and B PPE, we have the knowledge and equipment to handle a variety of land- and marine-based spills. We have expert knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing spills, and maintain specialized response equipment for various materials and environments. Using the ICS framework method, we handle oil, flammable liquids, solids, oxidizers, corrosives, and toxic waste spills with the utmost speed and professionalism.

Hull’s Environmental Services is dedicated to providing timely and efficient emergency response crews staged in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. Understanding that proximity and timing are critical to mitigating emergency incidents, we have locations strategically located in Tampa, Winter Haven, Jacksonville, Panama City, Atlanta, Nashville, and Wilson, OK to serve the southeastern United States.

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CWO, United States Coast Guard

Dec 6, 2017
Mike, Hull's crew, I've been meaning to pass to you and your crew thank you for you and your team's response efforts after Hurricane IRMA. I look forward to continuing great relationships with you and believe it is because of those relationships we built before the hurricane that helped us work so well together following the storm. The success of the operation was a true testament to the dedication of you and your crew. Please pass up and down your chain our appreciation. Talk to you soon Mike!