Apply on-line now for Colorado Firecamp's upcoming S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws classes:
Cost: $625 includes tuition, meals & lodging. (Increases to $650 in 2018.)
Little Grass Valley Tree Felling Accident FLA — August, 2009
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MTDC Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course
The U.S. Forest Service Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) has developed a chain saw training curriculum similar to S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws, but with a less rigorous field evaluation and without the fireline construction chapter.
The MTDC Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course is designed to train apprentice and intermediate sawyers to perform project work safely and efficiently. The chapters for both courses are summarized here:
Chapter 1—Course Information:
Chapter 2—Safety Requirements:
Students will learn why personal protective equipment and clothing (PPE) is used, how it is used, and how it is maintained. Students will be able to identify common safety mistakes made by chain saw and crosscut sawyers.
Chapter 3—Chain Saw Use and Maintenance:
Chapter 4—Chain Saw Tasks and Techniques:
Chapter 6—Field Proficiency:
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